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Bioinformatics on the Web, 5.0 c

Course code:1BG425, Report code:17421, 17%, BLA, DST
week: 36 - 03 Semester: Autumn 2019 (2019-09-02 - 2020-01-19)

Course registration

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Registration is open: 2019-08-01 - 2019-09-01

Information for admitted students

Admitted students register for the course in the Student Portal. If you have questions regarding the registration, please contact info@ibg.uu.se.

Information for reserves

The department will contact reserves by e-mail if there are available places.

Information for students admitted with conditions

If you are conditionally admitted you will need to meet the eligibility requirements prior to course start. The requirements are stipulated in the syllabus.

IBG will review whether you meet the requirements and if you do, the condition will be removed. You will be notified about this between 19 August and the course start.

If you do not fulfill the requirements you will be contacted by a study counsellor. (studievagledare@ibg.uu.se).

Contact information

If you have any questions about registration, please contact:
Name: Lisa Chytraeus (EBC), Ylva Adolfsson (BMC)
Email: info@ibg.uu.se
Telephone: 018-471 49 19 (Lisa), 018-471 43 81 (Ylva)
Address: EBC: Norbyvägen 14 3tr, BMC: Husargatan 3 A8:1

Information about student accounts

To take this course you must have a student account. As an admitted you can activate your student account via www.uu.se/konto.

Course information

Welcome everybody!

Welcome to the course Bioinformatics on the Web 2019 - Autumn (BW2019-Autumn, 1BG425). The course consists of 5 topics, each with a theory part and practical assignments. Each topic has a theory part describing the background and some assignments. Please read through the theory part carefully. This will help you a lot for passing the assignments. At the end of the course, there will be an exam covering topics from the course. Please see the information below on the requirements to pass the course.



In order to pace the work during the course evenly, assignments should be submitted within the respective periods that are indicated in the schedule. However, it is possible to re-submit assignments outside of those periods if necessary. Keep in mind though that it will take longer to receive feedback on those assignments compared to the assignments that are submitted in time. 


  • All assignments will be made available at the start of the course
  • The assignments in the respective topics can be recognized as "E:..."
  • Prepare your assignments in .docx or .doc format
  • Submit the answers to the assignments in English under "ASSIGNMENTS, SUBMISSIONS"

How to contact us?

Please contact us by Email or directly via studentportalen

If you have questions on particular assignments, you can directly send your questions to the teachers:

If you have questions about course registration, re-registration and related issues, please contact IBG (info@ibg.uu.se)

If you have general questions about the course, you contact Christian Seeger (christian.seeger@icm.uu.se).

How to pass the course

To pass the course you need to pass all the assignments and also the exam (requires at least 50% of the achievable points) at the end of the course. You can do the exam at any time during the three days it is scheduled. 

The course starts September 2, 2019, and runs until the end of the exam January 12, 2020


Topic 1: 2 September – 22 September

Biological Databases (Teacher - Anna Odelgard)


Topic 2: 23 September – 13 October 

Comparative Genomics (Teacher - Karl Dyrhage)


Topic 3: 14 October – 3 November    

Metabolic pathways (Teacher - Zeynep Kurt) and          

Metagenomics (Teacher - Anna Odelgard)


Topic 4: 4 November – 24 November 

Alignments and phylogenies (Teacher - Zeynep Kurt)


Topic 5: 25 November – 15 December     

Protein structure (Teacher - Karl Dyrhage)


EXAM: 10 January – 13 January       


A Re-Exam will be offered as part of the regular exam of the spring course in June 2020

Good luck and enjoyt the course