166.229 Applied Bioinformatics
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 era of biotechnology and life sciences.

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

- explain important bioinformatic databases and their architecture.

Subject of course

- Introduction to Bioinformatics.

- Bioinformatic Servers and Databases

- Statistical basics of bioinformatics.

- 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 theoretical 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 12, 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 the end of November. 

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 on October 1st.

Block LVA

A separate VO is announced for the Master in Biomedical Engineering (Bioinformatics for Biomedical Engineering)



Examination modalities

Written examination


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed13:00 - 15:0015.12.2021GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written15.11.2021 00:00 - 13.12.2021 00:00TISSAngewandte Bioinformatik Prüfung (Sammeltermin)
Wed13:00 - 15:0019.01.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written17.12.2021 00:00 - 17.01.2022 00:00TISSAngewandte Bioinformatik Prüfung (Sammeltermin)

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
045 006 Digital Skills STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 490 Technical Chemistry
066 495 Technical Chemistry - Biotechnology and Bioanalytics


Lecture notes for this course are available. Kostenloser Download im TUWis++