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BMS504 Bioinformatics and Proteomics (8)


This subject will contain an in depth study of the fields of bioinformatics and proteomics. A major part of the subject will deal with the relationship between genomes (or genomics) and cellular functions. Proteomics and bioinformatics are essential tools to analyse this relationship.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Master of Corporate Biotechnology students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* Understand genome sequencing and data analysis
* Appreciate the role of the Human genome project
* Understand the variations in genomes from different species
* Describe and understand DNA array technology and its difficulties
* Understand the difficulties in protein and RNA structure prediction
* Be able to do independent databank searches for specific DNA sequences
* Be able to analyse specific DNA sequences using current bioinformatics tools


The subject will cover the following topics:
* Genome sequences; Acquisition and Analysis * Genomic variation * Genomic expression * Bioinformatics * Databases * Genomic mapping * Information retrieval * Sequence alignment * From DNA to protein * Predictive methods using DNA and protein sequences * Phylogenetic analysis * Selfstudy questions and problems


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 19 March 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.