Infobiotics (2007/2008)

Course partially running

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giuditta Franco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° Sem dal Mar 3, 2008 al Jun 6, 2008.

Lesson timetable

2° Sem
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall M from Mar 26, 2008  to Jun 6, 2008
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall M from Mar 26, 2008  to Jun 6, 2008

Learning outcomes

This course provides the basic formal tools for the representation of biological information in discrete terms, the modelling and the algorithmic analysis of biological processes.


- Numerical systems and elementary mathematical notations
- Induction
- Fibonacci numbers and phyllotaxis
- Combinatorial schemata and formulas, scale numbers
- Trees and membrane systems as models
- Case studyes of membrane models
- Metabolic membrane systems and applications
- Graphs and biological networks, by using cytoscape
- Strings and nucleotides sequences
- Formal Languages and Grammars for biological aggregation
- Structure and representation of DNA
- Basic DNA operations
- DNA computing, Adleman experiment
- Cross Pairing PCR: XPCR
- DNA extraction by XPCR
- DNA recombination by XPCR
- DNA mutagenesis by XPCR

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Teaching aids