BMS353 - Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science – Module Co-ordinator: Dr Marta Milo

Research Software Support: Research Software Engineering Sheffield led by Dr Mike Croucher

Semester 1B – Level 3 Biomedical Science 2017/2018

Description

This module aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts and technologies underlying computational biology and bioinformatics. In particular it will provide biology students with concepts of Bioinformatics and Computational biology for the analysis of biological data. Using a multidisciplinary approach integrated with programming tools, the students will be introduced to statistical concepts underpinning advanced data analysis and methods that are suitable for high-throughput data analysis.

The teaching consists of two hours of lectures and two of lab classes each week.

Given the complexity of the time table this academic year, please make sure you check on MOLE for the correct location and time of the lectures and practicals. The teaching schedule and venues for each week are given here.

Rooms Location

Room code Building Room
GB- G4 Geography Building G4
FC- F02 Firth Court F02

Lectures

Week 7 Introduction to the Course and the Tools Monday, November 6 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in FC-F02

Week 8 Concepts of Statistics and their Implementation for Data Analysis Monday, November 13 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in FC-F02

Week 9 Bioinformatics for High Throughput Data Monday, November 20 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in FC-F02

Week 10 Gene Expression Analysis, use of Bioconductor and Limma Monday, November 27 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in FC- F02

Week 11 High Level gene expression Analysis. Functional Annotation and Pathway Analysis Monday, December 4 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in FC- F02

Week 12 Project Allocation and Guest Lecture Monday, December 11 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in FC- F02

Lab Classes

Week 7 Basics of Data Manipulation Using Scripts Tuesday, November 7 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in GB- G4

Week 8 Basics of Data Manipulation Using Scripts Tuesday, November 14 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in GB-G4

Week 9 First steps analysis of High Throughput Data Tuesday, November 21 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in GB- G4

Week 10 Analysis of High Throughput Data with Bioconductor and Limma Tuesday, November 28 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in GB - G4

Week 11 Implementation of high level Gene Expression Analysis and Functional/Pathways Analysis Tuesday, December 5 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in GB- 04

Week 12 Experimental Design, Projects Pipelines and Wrap Up Tuesday, December 12 at 15:00 (2 hrs) in GB- G4