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Genomics and DNA analysis

18 September 2017

This is the first version in English language of the Bioinformatics course. The main subject is “metagenomics”. We will learn how to handle the output of DNA sequencing machines, how to assemble the chromosome, how to find genes and how to determine the probable function of the proteins they encode. If time allows, we will also study phylogenetic trees and microarray analysis.

Classes are held each week on Mondays at 13:00 for about 90 minutes, followed by 90 minutes of practice. Please bring your own computer since the ones in the lab cannot run our software.

Please register yourself in the course forum at You can also participate writing an email to .

This page will be updated during the semester. Please check it regularly.


All homeworks should be sent to before the deadline to get a grade. Please be careful, otherwise you will get a grade zero.

Semester Project

The challenge is to sequence your own samples. For this, during the semester, you have to work as a team and follow these steps:


Here you find the slides that have been used in classes. Notice that usually they are not published immediately, so you better take good notes. We recommend taking notes with pen and paper using the Cornell Method.


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