791385 Bioinformatics lab rotation

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Himmelbauer, Heinz , Dohm, Juliane , Oostenbrink, Chris , Zanghellini, Jürgen , Sykacek, Peter
Institute of Biotechnology
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


Bioinformatics is a broad field and several of its disciplines are represented well by BOKU research groups. Getting to know bioinformatics research is essential for students who wish to perform their Master's thesis in a computational lab. This course gives an overview of the research directions in BOKU bioinformatics groups, and students will “rotate” through three labs. The participating faculty present their work in lectures based on which each student will select labs for carrying out a project. Each project comprises 16 hours of work, consisting of 90% practical work on the computer and 10% report writing. The rotation projects give the opportunity to get a first impression of the actual work in a particular lab and will provide an orientation to the students in which group to conduct their Master's thesis.

Previous knowledge expected

None. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that students are familiar with working on the command line in a Linux environment; this knowledge can be obtained by attending LVA 791381 (Essentials for bioinformatics data analysis).

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students get to know bioinformatics research groups at BOKU. Completing three projects in different host labs will facilitate informed decisions regarding the host lab for their Master thesis project.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.