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Bioinformatics Master Program

Bio-Informatics is is where computer science and biology join to address and solve basic problems associated with human health, environment and agriculture. Recent developments in the sciences have produced a wealth of experimental data of sequences and three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules. With the advances of computer and information science, variety of databases is made available to the public on the internet. This master program provides knowledge of bioinformatics for interpretation of rapidly expanding biological information. It will empower the students with bioinformatics tools for reviewing the major scientific databases needed to cater for research problems in biology.

Program General Objectives:

Provide apt Bioinformatics knowledge for interpretation of the rapidly expanding biological information and basic concepts of bioinformatics to identify, seek, establish, maintain and exchange research information in biology.

Program Specific Objectives:

Program General Objectives:
  1. Requisite background in modern biology, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology.
  2. Familiarity in computational methods to address problems in molecular biology.
  3. Knowledge on storage, retrieval, sharing and use of biological information in core areas of Bioinformatics: multiple sequence alignment, Phylogenetic trees, Genomics, Proteomics etc.
  4. Skills in applied Bioinformatics: Immunoinformatics, Drug designing and discovery.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, the successful candidates should be able to:
  1. Identity strategies and apply appropriate tools in Bioinformatics.
  2. Identify topical problems drawn from ongoing research and their applications
  3. Interpret data related to sequences of nucleotides and amino acids, Protein domains and protein structures.
  4. Develop and implement tools that enable efficient access and management of data.
  5. Acquire the essential programming skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the algorithms used in Bioinformatics

Admission Requirments:

Applicants must satisfy the general regulations set by the collage of graduate studies and scientific research of the National University –Sudan for registration for master degrees. Hold honors B.Sc from recognized University in: Science, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Laboratory medicine of sciences and Dentistry.

Career Opportunities:

The MSc programe in Bioinformatics qualifies student to become professionals within area such as:
  • A Phd programme.
  • Resaerch Insititutions, public and private and in universities.

Course Syllabus

Semester 1

Code

Name

Credit hours

Contact hours/week

 

Theory

Practical

BIO-611

Basic Molecular  Biology

3(2+1)

2

2

BIO-612

Introduction to Proteomics

3

3

-

BIO-613

Object Oriented programming

3(2+1)

2

2

BIO-614

Database Management System

2(1+1)

1

2

BIO-615

Fundamental of Algorithm

2(1+1)

1

2

Total

 

13

9

8

Semester 2

Code

Name

Credit hours

Contact hours/week

 

Theory

Practical

BIO-621

Fundamental of Bioinformatics

3(1+2)

1

4

BIO-622

Computational Structural Biology

4(2+2)

2

4

BIO-623

Alignment and Sequences Analysis

3(2+1)

2

2

BIO-624

Data Mining and machine learning

4(2+2)

2

4

BIO-625

Biostatistics

3(2+1)

2

4

Total

 

17

9

18

Semester 3

Code

Name

Credit hours

Contact hours/week

 

Theory

Practical

BIO-631

Immunoinformatics

4(2+2)

2

4

BIO-632

Molecular Modeling and Drug Design

4(2+2)

2

4

BIO-633

Research Methodology

3(3+0)

3

0

BIO-634

Research Paper

4(0+8)

0

8

Total

 

15

7

16