Dr. Pratiti Bhadra, Andreas Denger, Nicolas Künzel, Trang Do Huang Thu
Two separate groups up to 14 students each: Tuesday, 10:15 am – 11:45 am or 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm, building E2 1, room 001, starting on November 3rd, 2020; lecture slides and student presentations will be available online.
Dates of the exam: tba
This course can be used as a “Spezialvorlesung der Biowissenschaften/Special-topic Lecture Biosciences”. You need to register for this course until October 26th sending an email to Kerstin Gronow-Pudelek whereby you indicate which time you prefer, Tuesday 10.15 am or Tuesday, 4:15 pm
no formal requirements, but solid prior knowledge about
- cellular networks
- cell biology
- omics technologies
a. biological content
- circadian rhythms
- cell cycle
- cell differentiation/cell reprogramming
- development of cancer
b. bioinformatics content
- gene expression analysis
- DNA methylation analysis
- time series analysis
- gene ontology and pathway annotation
- interaction networks
- application of clustering techniques
- construction of gene-regulatory networks
Conditions for certification:
- There will be n=5 biweekly assignments. Students need to answer questions and write short essays about topics covered in the lecture and in assigned research papers. There are three possible grades: excellent, pass, failed. Students need to get a “pass” grade on at least n-1 assignments or n-3 “pass” and one “excellent” grade.
- A written final exam of 120 min. will be offered at the end of the semester. Online participants who either do not live in Saarland during the semester or who have a medical certificate for not being able to attend the lectures in person can take an oral exam instead.
- Students need to present at least once during the lecture or via video-conferencing on the content of an assigned research paper (20 min. presentation and 10 min. discussion).
An averaged score will be computed from the mark of the final exam (counts 2/3) and the graded presentation (counts 1/3). This yields the grade of certification (“Schein”).
5 (2 V + 1 Ü)
This course is taught in English language.
|Lecture 1, Nov. 3|
|Lecture 2, Nov. 10||Assignment 1|
|Lecture 3, Nov. 17|
|Lecture 4, Nov. 24|
|Lecture 5, Dec. 1|
|Lecture 6, Dec. 8|
|Lecture 7, Dec. 15|
|Lecture 8, Jan. 5|
|Lecture 9, Jan. 12|
|Lecture 10, Jan. 19|
|Lecture 11, Jan. 26|
|Lecture 12, Feb. 2|