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
Location
VERONA
Period
2nd Semester dal Mar 1, 2010 al Jun 15, 2010.

Lesson timetable

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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