BIO-468 / 5 credits

Teacher(s): Dal Peraro Matteo, Barth Patrick Daniel

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remark: Only one registration per student to a scientific thinking course


Summary

The goal is to learn to analyze a paper critically, asking whether the data presented support the conclusions that are drawn. The analysis is presented in the form of a summary abstract and critical, constructive referee's report.

Content

Keywords

critical reading, computational biology

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None, but a good knowledge of basic biology and bioinformatics is desirable.

Teaching methods

Lectures to give background information required to read the paper

Group discussion of paper

Written exam at the end of the course

Expected student activities

Oral presentation of paper, singly or in group.

Read background literature to present the paper in an appropriate context.

Prepare a written abstract of the paper, and a critical, constructive evaluation of the paper.

Assessment methods

In course assessment of the quality of the written abstract and referee's report.

In course assessment of the oral presentation, and participation in discussions.

Written examination in the final week of the course. This is likely to be preparation of an abstract and/or referee's report for a paper that will be provided on the day of the examination. More details will be given during the course.

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 12
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Scientific literature analysis in computational molecular biology
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 12
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Scientific literature analysis in computational molecular biology
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9  CO123
AI1142
  
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Wednesday, 8h - 10h: Lecture CO123
AI1142