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Unit: Bioinformatics

Bachelor degree in Biology / Molecular Biology, I year

This course is a very short introduction to molecular biology and bioinformatics. The very first lessons presents the fundaments of molecular biology (gene, transcription, translation...) and then some simple on-line tools for biologists.

The practicals represent the most important part of the course:

  • PubMed: how to retrieve articles
  • Biological sequences databanks: NCBI Entrez and EBI SRS
  • Genes and proteins. Genomic browsers
  • Sequence alignments: Dot Plot,BLAST and BLAT
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