Infobiotics (2008/2009)

Course partially running

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giuditta Franco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° Sem dal Mar 9, 2009 al Jun 12, 2009.

Lesson timetable

2° Sem
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall M  
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall M  

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 cellular and molecular processes.


- Algorithms and bio-algorithms
- PCR and Cross Pairing PCR (XPCR)
- Basic DNA operations
- DNA extraction by XPCR
- DNA recombination by XPCR
- DNA computing, Adleman experiment
- Structure and representation of DNA, trees and graphs
- Strings and nucleotides sequences
- Formal Languages and Grammars for biological aggregation
- 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

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Teaching aids