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Special-topic Lecture Biosciences: Biological Sequence Analysis

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Volkhard Helms

Tutor: Barbara Hutter

Time: Tuesday, 11:15 am - 12:45 am, building E2 4, seminar room 7 (203)
Tutorial: Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm, building E2 4, seminar room 10 (012)

Requirements: knowledge according to "Genetics" lecture of Prof. Walter 

Condition for certification (likely): three short tests (May 13, June 10, and July 8) + one paper (Ausarbeitung)

Leistungspunkte/Credit points: 5 (V2/Ü1)

This course is taught in English language.

Lecture form: The students will be required to work actively at home and during the tutorial in small groups to prepare half of the lecture content themselves. The material (from books and original literature) will be provided in the lecture. The lectures will then be a mixture of ex-cathedra teaching, student presentations, and discussion.

Topics to be covered:

This course will enter into details of three selected topics in current genetics:

  • Short review of Genes and Genomes
  • Epigenetics (ca. three weeks)
  • Plant genomics (ca. three weeks)
  • Pharmacogenomics (ca. three weeks) 


Lecture 1: April 15 ppt pdf
Lecture 2: April 22 ppt  pdf   
no lecture on April 29      
Lecture 3: May 6 ppt  pdf   
Lecture 4: May 13 ppt  pdf  
Lecture 5:  ppt  pdf 

The 5th lecture takes place on Wednesday, May 21, instead

of the tutorial, at 4:00 pm in E2 4, room 10 (012) 

Lecture 6: May 27 ppt  pdf   
Lecture 7: June 3 ppt  pdf  
Lecture 8: June 10 ppt pdf   
Lecture 9: June 17 ppt  pdf   
Lecture 10: June 24 ppt  pdf   
Lecture 11: July 1 ppt  pdf   
Lecture 12: July 8      
Lecture 13: July 15      
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