166.221 Bioinformatics for Biomedical Engineers
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

- present the importance of the field of applied bioinformatics for the field of biomedical engineering and life sciences.

- derive the biological and biotechnological basics for the solution of bioinformatic problems.

- explain the essential tasks and applied tools for the analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequences.

- explain important bioinformatic databases and their architecture.

Subject of course

The lecture covers the following tasks:

- Introduction to Bioinformatics.

- Bioinformatic Servers and Databases

- Tools and algorithms for finding DNA, RNA and protein sequence similarities.

- Introduction to applied bioinformatics of the genome, transcriptome, proteome and metagenome.

- Models for molecular evolution and their calculation

The focus of the lecture is on developing the knowledge for the correct application of bioinformatic tools and programs.

Teaching methods

- Lecture

- Presentation of examples

- Explanations based on questions asked


Mode of examination


Additional information

The course starts on November 26, 2021. The lecture units are made available online via TUWEL in the format of the commented slides, and PDFs of the slides are also made available at the same time. All units will be online by December 6. 

In addition, we will offer ZOOM sessions via TUWEL, where you can ask questions to the lecturers. Details will be announced in advance via TUWEL.

Seperate Registration for the TUWEL course is required to gain access to materials and Zoom-Links. TUWEL course registration will open from October 1st.

Held in english language



Examination modalities

Two-hour written exam which is offered monthly.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed10:00 - 12:0031.08.2022Seminarraum BA 05 - MB written31.07.2022 12:00 - 29.08.2022 12:00TISSBioinformatics for Biomedical Engineers (Sammeltermin)
Thu13:00 - 15:0006.10.2022Seminarraum BA 05 - MB written06.09.2022 00:00 - 04.10.2022 00:00TISSBioinformatics for Biomedical Engineers Prüfung (Sammeltermin)
Fri10:00 - 12:0018.11.2022Seminarraum BA 05 - MB written14.10.2022 00:00 - 16.11.2022 00:00TISSBioinformatics for Biomedical Engineers Prüfung (Sammeltermin)
Fri10:00 - 12:0016.12.2022Seminarraum BA 05 - MB written14.11.2022 00:00 - 14.12.2022 00:00TISSBioinformatics for Biomedical Engineers Exam
Fri10:00 - 12:0020.01.2023Seminarraum BA 05 - MB written16.12.2022 00:00 - 18.01.2023 00:00TISSBioinformatics for Biomedical Engineers Exam
Thu12:00 - 14:0030.03.2023Seminarraum BA 05 - MB written27.02.2023 12:00 - 28.03.2023 12:00TISSBioinformatics for Biomedical Engineers (Sammeltermin)

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 453 Biomedical Engineering
AM Lif e S cie nce s Austauschmodule Life Sciences


No lecture notes are available.