Discrete Biological Models (2008/2009)

Course partially running

Course code
4S01908
Name of lecturer
Giuditta Franco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
5
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
3° Q dal Apr 20, 2009 al Jun 19, 2009.

Lesson timetable

3° Q
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F  

Learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to give the students a basis in the application of mathematical structures and computational models to describe and discuss phenomena occurring in nature. DNA, Membrane, and Light based algorithms, together to some traditional models, are proposed along with case studies to describe biological processes, and to solve relevant NP complete problems.

Syllabus

General aspects and definition of different classes of models
Introduction to discrete models
Differential biological models, and recurrence equations
Markov Chains
Formal Languages and Grammars for biological aggregation
Analysis of DNA behavior by PCR
Trees and membrane models
Graphs and biological networks
Petri Nets
Models and problems of Natural Computing

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Statistics
Outcomes Exams Outcomes Percentages Average Standard Deviation
Positive 40.0% 26 0
Rejected --
Absent 60.00%
Ritirati --
Canceled --
Distribuzione degli esiti positivi
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 e Lode
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Data from AA 2008/2009 based on 5 students. I valori in percentuale sono arrotondati al numero intero più vicino.

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