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Limongelli V.

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We deal with the most commonly used algorithms in biological applications. The first part of the course is dedicated to data mining algorithms and other classification methods such as markov models and other


Knowledge of basic principles of genome analysis Knowledge of basic principles of protein sequence analysis Building of 3D structures of proteins Docking simulations of drug binding to molecular targets.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

We explore how to use such algorithms to analyse large amount of data (e.g., genome analysis) and to build 3D structures of proteins (e.g., using homology modeling). The last part of the course is focused on molecular docking algorithms and high throughput screening protocols used in virtual screening calculations. LEARNING METHODS Problem-Based Learning and Team-Based Learning Teaching method: frontal lectures + tutorial sessions

Examination information

The course will be evaluated through assignments and a final project