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BTH3800 - Bioinformatics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Chua Tock Hing


Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit examines the methods and protocols of bioinformatics, genomes, DNA and protein sequence analyses. Topics covered include methods of information retrieval from various internet databases; bioinformatics softwares, data entry of bioinformatics information, computer modelling of macromolecules, and functional genomics.


To understand information content and its flow in the biological systems, and the processes related to the flow; to learn to use bioinformatics software and computer models; to learn to analyse and interpret simple bioinformation data sets; to understand theoretical basis of mining bioinformation.


Practical reports 35%,+ Mid-semester Test 15%,+ Final Examination 50%

Contact hours

2 hours of lectures, 2 hours practical and 1 hour tutorial per week


BTH2746 or GEN2041