This module aims to provide an insight into the bioinformatics tools available for the acquisition and analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequences and to evaluate the use of these tools in the biomedical and biotechnology arenas.
The structure of the human genome
The structure of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genes
NCBI, ENSEMBL and UCSC genome databases
PCR Primer design software
Bioinformatics requirements for PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR
Application of bioinformatics resources for the design of diagnostic tests
Lectures / tutorials (15h)
Computer laboratory workshops (15h)
Student-directed reading and on-line education.
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