Infobiotics (2009/2010)

Course partially running

Course code
4S00201
Name of lecturer
Giuditta Franco
Coordinator
Giuditta Franco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
2nd Semester dal Mar 1, 2010 al Jun 15, 2010.

Lesson timetable

2nd Semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L  

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.

Syllabus

- 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
- Languages and biological grammars
- Numerical systems and elementary mathematical notions
- Induction
- Fibonacci numbers and phyllotaxis
- Trees and membrane systems as models
- Case studyes of membrane models
- Discrete models of metabolism
- Graphs and biological networks
- Models of population evolution

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

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