Discrete Biological Models (2015/2016)

Course code
4S01908
Name of lecturer
Vincenzo Manca
Coordinator
Vincenzo Manca
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2016 al Jun 10, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall F  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall C  

Learning outcomes

Acquisition of methods of discrete mathematics in the analysis of biological phenomena, with a major emphasis on the bio-molecular processes of cell.

Syllabus

Basic notation on sequences and strings. The problems of substring and superstring. Lexicographic ordering and suffix arrays. Advanced combinatorial schemata and discrete probability. Random sequences and fundamental probability laws on them (Bernoulli, Poisson, Exponential, Gauss). Information sources and entropy. Conditional entropy, entropic divergences and mutual information. Genomes, genomic indexes, genomic dictionaries, genomic distributions and entropies. Representations and visualizations of genomes. Types of codes and genetic code. Sequence duplications and double sequences. The sequence paradox and other life paradoxes. Cellular dynamics and recurrent equations. Biological networks and their principal aspects.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, with a written midterm exam.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016