ECTS - Introduction to Bioinformatics

Introduction to Bioinformatics (SE446) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Bioinformatics SE446 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to provide necessary knowledge and skills related to computational techniques for mining the large amount of biological data. In this course the applications of the computational techniques in bioinformatics will be introduced.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Apply DNA and protein sequence alignment techniques
  • Build phylogenetic trees
  • Apply techniques to predict protein structure
  • Gain skills for clustering methods used in bioinformatics
  • Analyze gene/protein networks
Course Content DNA and protein sequence alignment, phylogenetic trees, protein structure prediction, motive findin, microarray data analysis, gene/protein networks.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapters 1,2,3 (main text)
2 Producing and Analyzing Sequence Alignments Chapter 4
3 Pairwise Sequence Alignment and Database Searching Chapter 5
4 Pairwise Sequence Alignment and Database Searching Chapter 5
5 Patterns, Profiles, and Multiple Alignments Chapter 6
6 Patterns, Profiles, and Multiple Alignments Chapter 6
7 Recovering Evolutionary History Chapter 7
8 Building Phylogenetic Trees Chapter 8
9 Obtaining Secondary Structure from Sequence Chapter 11
10 Predicting Secondary Structures Chapter 12
11 Modeling Protein Structure Chapter 13
12 Clustering Methods and Statistics Chapter 16
13 Clustering Methods and Statistics Chapter 16
14 Clustering Methods and Statistics Chapter 17
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. M. Zvelebil and J. O. Baum, Understanding Bioinformatics, Garland Science, 2008
Other Sources 2. N. C. Jones and P. A. Pevzner, An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms, MIT press, 2004
3. A. M. Lesk, Introduction to Bioinformatics, Oxford University Press, 2002
4. D. Mount, Bioinformatics: Sequence and genome analysis, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2001
5. T. Jiang, Y. Xu, and M. Zhang, eds. Current Topics in Computational Molecular Biology, MIT press, 2002

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 130