791389 Modern bioinformatics


Type
Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Leisch, Friedrich , Oostenbrink, Chris , Sykacek, Peter , Kreil, David Philip
Organisation
Offered in
Wintersemester 2018/19
Languages of instruction
Englisch

Content

Following the fantastic success in its first years, we are delighted to again present a ring lecture and seminar introducing students to Modern Bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics is a particularly heterogeneous discipline. Rather than lecturers only presenting basic material in talks, the focus in this course is on showcasing exciting areas of research, modern methods, and current challenges in the field. An aim is to share our excitement with students by providing insight into some of the most interesting and seminal research challenges of the field. This course also offers an invaluable opportunity for meeting several of the key Bioinformatics group leaders in Vienna, and to learn about institutes offering research opportunities towards an M.Sc. thesis and beyond in Bioinformatics.

Guest lecturers will introduce the areas of their respective research interests.
Each lecture will conclude with a recommendation of one or two scientific papers.

By the end of the taught courses around mid of December, students propose two of the papers on the course list for self-study, one of which they will be assigned. They will then discuss the respective research topic in a 15-20 minute critical presentation in the January seminars. Note that we are looking for critical engagement and discussion, and that a base summary is not sufficient.


Ring lecture contributions 2018/2019:

10 Oct - CANCELLED - moved to 31 Oct
17 Oct - FIRST LECTURE: Peter Sykacek, Boku, probabilistic modelling and inference
24 Oct - (BREAK)
31 Oct - NEW: David Kreil, Boku, quantitative and functional genomics
07 Nov - NEW: Heiko Schmidt, Univ. Vienna, phylogenetics and evolution
14 Nov - Thomas Rattai, Univ. Vienna, metagenomics and microbial genomes
21 Nov - Chris Oostenbrink, Boku, molecular dynamics
28 Nov - Friedrich Leisch, Boku, clustering and mixtures
05 Dec - Krampus! (BREAK)
12 Dec - Christoph Flamm, Univ. Vienna, metabolic network analysis

Seminar 9-10 Jan


Previous years...

Ring lecture contributions 2017/2018:

11 Oct - David Kreil, Boku, quantitative and functional genomics
18 Oct - Peter Sykacek, Boku, probabilistic modelling and inference
25 Oct - Chris Oostenbrink, Boku, molecular dynamics
02 Nov - (break)
08 Nov - (break)
15 Nov - Heiko Schmidt, Univ. Vienna, phylogenetics and evolution
22 Nov - Friedrich Leisch, Boku, clustering and mixtures
29 Nov - Christoph Flamm, Univ. Vienna, metabolic network analysis
06 Dec - Thomas Rattai, Univ. Vienna, metagenomics and microbial genomes


Ring lecture contributions 2016/2017:

12 Oct - David Kreil, Boku, quantitative and functional genomics
19 Oct - Peter Sykacek, Boku, probabilistic modelling and inference
(26 Oct - Austrian national holiday - break)
02 Nov - Thomas Rattai, Univ. Vienna, metagenomics and microbial genomes
(break)
23 Nov - Friedrich Leisch, Boku, clustering and mixtures
30 Nov - Chris Oostenbrink, Boku, molecular dynamics
07 Dec - Arndt Haeseler, Univ. Vienna, phylogenetics and evolution
14 Dec - Christoph Flamm, Univ. Vienna, metabolic network analysis


Ring lecture contributions 2015/2016:

Wed 14 Oct 17:00 David Kreil, Boku
Wed 21 Oct 17:00 Arndt Haeseler, Univ. Vienna
Wed 28 Oct 17:00 Peter Sykacek, Boku
Wed 04 Nov 17:00 Thomas Rattai, Univ. Vienna
Wed 18 Nov 17:00 Friedrich Leisch, Boku
Wed 02 Dec 17:00 Christoph Flamm, Univ. Vienna
Wed 09 Dec 17:00 Chris Oostenbrink, Boku


(The first ring lectures started 2013/2014.)

Previous knowledge expected

The course language is English, and you will also be asked to read a scientific paper, present and discuss it during a seminar in English.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students can outline the current challenges and modern methods in Bioinformatics research. They will have deeper exposure to one area they chose freely from a set of recommended research papers.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.