System Architecture for Biotechnology (2012/2013)

Course code
4S01910
Name of lecturer
Davide Quaglia
Coordinator
Davide Quaglia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
ING-INF/05 - INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Mar 4, 2013 al Jun 14, 2013.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Laboratory Alfa  
Monday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM laboratorio Laboratory Alfa  
Monday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Laboratory Alfa  
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall F  

Learning outcomes

This class aims at providing the fundamental knowledge for the design, implementation, development, management, and maintenance of hardware and software systems in biotechnological labs, both for research and production, and clinical labs. Starting from actual case studies, the main related topics are highlighted; then, each of them is addresses in detail from a theoretical and practical perspective. Finally, workshops with external speakers allow to meet companies and institutions which use this knowledge.

Syllabus

Theory
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Communications among systems
- Networks
- Protocols
- Machine-to-machine
Methods and devices for data acquisition, storage, and visualization
- Acquisition, calibration and errors
- Storage formats
- Storage devices
- Data visualization
Tracking methods
- Application scenarios
- Methods: bar codes, RFID, Active wireless tags
- EPCGlobal
- Architecture of a tracking system

Laboratory
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- Tools for network analysis
- Communications through Java
- Connection of services through a middleware layer.
- Visualization tools
- Example of biotech process automation (E-Wine and E-Flour projects)
- Example of biotech lab automation
- Machine virtualization and Linux setup.

To attend fruitfully the class, the students should know
Computer Architectures, Operating Systems, Database, Java programming.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Andrew S. Tanenbaum Reti di calcolatori (Edizione 4) Pearson - Prentice Hall 2003 8871921828

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination consists of:

1) written test with questions about the theory and practice part of the class
2) project
- Bibliographic research (max 2 points, max 2 people)
- Experimental activity (max 3 points, max 3 people)

Students from Computer Science Degree must do the experimental project.

Updated list of titles on the teacher's web page.

For the project, synergies are possibles with other classes, stage and thesis.

The final result (over 30 points) is computed by summing the result of both the written test and the project.

Teaching aids

Documents