Branch Details

Bioinformatics and biocomputing

Original title in Czech: Bioinformatika a biocomputingFITAbbreviation: MBIAcad. year: 2017/2018

Programme: Information Technology

Length of Study: 2 years

Accredited from: 30.6.2014Accredited until: 31.12.2022

Profile

Students will get acquainted with the advanced algorithms for processing, analysis and presentation of biological data, in particular genomic and proteomic data. In addition to the use of the standard algorithms, students will be able to develop new algorithms in this area. Students will become familiar with the concepts of molecular genetics and with standard biological databases. Students will be able to communicate with biologists and work in multidisciplinary teams. The knowledge acquired by studying the biological systems will be used for understanding bio-inspired computing systems. Students will get acquainted with the principles of natural computing, in particular, with evolutionary design, evolvable systems, DNA computing, fuzzy computing, neural computing and unconventional computing. Students will be able to integrate the bio-inspired principles into existing systems in order to improve their efficiency.

Key learning outcomes

Student of the branch acquire deeper knowledge in the bioinformatics and natural computing. This give him knowledge and skills base to analyse, design and verification of problems of biological databases as well as use, design, implement and accelerate algorithms for analysis of the biological data. He/she is able to apply natural computing algorithms (evolutionary algorithms, artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems etc.) in the complex design and optimization problems.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples


  • A graduate has good insight into bioinformatics and natural computing; he/she is familiar with concepts of molecular genetics. A graduate can utilized biological databases as well as use, design, implement and accelerate algorithms for analysis of the biological data. He/she is able to apply natural computing algorithms (evolutionary algorithms, artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems etc.) in the complex design and optimization problems.
  • A graduate has good insight into information technology, particularly into advanced database systems, theoretical computer science, hardware/software codesign and parallel and distributed algorithms.
  • A graduate is ready for development, operation and management of bioinformatic computer systems, further for the research and development work in the area of methods, tools and technologies for bio-inspired computing systems. He/she is able to perform an experimental work, analyze and interpret data. He/she is able to work individually or in a team, present the results in written or oral form and further educate him/her-self.
  • A carrier is possible in professions such as bioinformatic system developer, system integrator, programmer, and database/information system administrator in biotechnological companies, health service or police. Graduates in this specialization can use their education in development and research divisions of the companies dealing with methods, tools and technologies for bioinformatic system development and further in companies which utilize artificial intelligence principles in their products.

Supervisor


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BIOBiometric Systemscs, en5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / L - 6 / PR - 7yes
MATMathematical Structures in Computer Sciencecs, en5CompulsoryExP - 39 / COZ - 13yes
MOGMolecular Geneticscs3CompulsoryExP - 26yes
PDBAdvanced Database Systemscs, en5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 6 / Cp - 6 / PR - 14yes
TINTheoretical Computer Sciencecs5CompulsoryCr,Exyes
STITheoretical Computer Science Seminarcs2ElectiveCryes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
BIFBioinformaticscs5CompulsoryExP - 26 / Cp - 12 / PR - 14yes
BINBio-Inspired Computerscs5CompulsoryExP - 26 / Cp - 8 / PR - 18yes
PRLParallel and Distributed Algorithmscs5CompulsoryCr,Exyes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
PBIAdvanced Bioinformaticscs4CompulsoryExP - 20 / Cp - 13 / PR - 6yes
SEPTerm Projectcs, en5CompulsoryGCryes
SFCSoft Computingcs5CompulsoryCr,Exyes
THEGame Theorycs4CompulsoryCr,Exyes
ZZNKnowledge Discovery in Databasescs5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
DIPMaster's Thesiscs, en13CompulsoryCrPR - 169yes
Any year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
AEUEnglish for Europecs3Compulsory-optionalCr,ExCOZ - 26yes
FCEEnglish: Preparatory Course for FCE Examcs, en3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
BISInformation System Securitycs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technologycs, en3Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26yes
HSCHardware/Software Codesigncs, en5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
SINIntelligent Systemscs5Compulsory-optionalExyes
HKOCommunication Skillscs3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
HKAAssertiveness and Conflictscs3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
PCSAdvanced Digital Systemscs5Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / Cp - 10 / PR - 16yes
PRMFundamentals of Lawcs, en3Compulsory-optionalCryes
HPRPresentation Skillscs3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
HPOPersonality Psychologycs3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
RETRhetoriccs, en3Compulsory-optionalCryes
HVRLeadership and People Managementcs3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
ZPJaNatural Language Processingen5Compulsory-optionalExyes
AISInformation Systems Analysis and Designcs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
ACHProcessor Architecturecs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / Cp - 10 / PR - 13yes
BMSWireless and Mobile Networkscs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
EIPEconomics of Information Productscs5ElectiveExP - 26 / COZ - 6 / Cp - 12 / PR - 8yes
FAVFormal Analysis and Verificationcs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
GZNGraphical and Sound Interfaces and Standardscs5ElectiveExP - 26 / Cp - 12 / PR - 14yes
GJAGraphical User Interfaces in Javacs, en5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / PR - 26yes
GUXGraphical User Interfaces in X Window Systemcs5ElectiveExP - 26 / PR - 26yes
GMUGraphic and Multimedia Processorscs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 8 / PR - 18yes
GALGraph Algorithmscs, en5ElectiveExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
SENIntelligent Sensorscs5ElectiveCr,Exyes
MOBModelling of Biological Systemscs4ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 13yes
PGRComputer Graphicscs, en5ElectiveExP - 39 / Cp - 6 / PR - 7yes
POVaComputer Visionen5ElectiveExyes
PGPaAdvanced Computer Graphicsen5ElectiveExP - 26 / PR - 26yes
PKSAdvanced Communication Systemscs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / L - 6 / PR - 7yes
PDIDistributed Application Environmentcs, en5ElectiveExP - 26 / Cp - 6 / PR - 20yes
ROBaRoboticsen5ElectiveExyes
SMTSeminar of Mathematical Structurescs2ElectiveCryes
SRIStrategic Management of Information Systemscs5ElectiveExyes
TAMaApplication Development for Mobile Devicesen5ElectiveGCryes
VYPaCompiler Constructionen5ElectiveExyes
VINComputer Artcs5ElectiveGCryes
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroaden5ElectiveCryes
Any year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
AGSAgents and Multiagent Systemscs5Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / Cp - 13 / PR - 13yes
EVOApplied Evolutionary Algorithmscs5Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / Cp - 8 / PR - 18yes
ARCParallel System Architecture and Programmingcs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 39 / Cp - 12 / PR - 13yes
FIKPhilosophy and the Culturecs, en3Compulsory-optionalCrP - 26yes
KKOData Coding and Compressioncs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / PR - 26yes
HKOCommunication Skillscs, en3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
HKAAssertiveness and Conflictscs3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
KRYCryptographycs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / PR - 13yes
NAVDesign of External Adapters and Embedded Systemscs5Compulsory-optionalExP - 26 / L - 16 / PR - 10yes
NSBProjecting, Administration and Securitycs5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / L - 12 / PR - 6yes
POSAdvanced Operating Systemscs5Compulsory-optionalExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
PRMFundamentals of Lawcs, en3Compulsory-optionalCryes
HPRPresentation Skillscs3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
PDSData Communications, Computer Networks and Protocolscs, en5Compulsory-optionalExP - 39 / COZ - 4 / L - 2 / PR - 7yes
HPOPersonality Psychologycs3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
RETRhetoriccs, en3Compulsory-optionalCryes
SNTSimulation Tools and Techniquescs5Compulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
HVRLeadership and People Managementcs, en3Compulsory-optionalCrCOZ - 26yes
ZRESpeech Signal Processingcs, en5Compulsory-optionalExyes
DJADynamic Languagescs5ElectiveExP - 26 / Cp - 6 / PR - 20yes
FLPFunctional and Logic Programmingcs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 12 / PR - 14yes
FVSFunctional Verification of Digital Systemscs5ElectiveExP - 26 / L - 8 / PR - 18yes
FYOPhysical Opticscs, en5ElectiveExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / PR - 13yes
WAPInternet Applicationscs5ElectiveCr,Exyes
LOGLogiccs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 26yes
MPRProject Managementcs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 4 / Cp - 2 / PR - 20yes
MEKEconomics for Managerscs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 26yes
MARMarketingcs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 26yes
MMATMatrices and Tensors Calculuscs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 18 / O - 8yes
MULMultimediacs, en5ElectiveExP - 26 / Cp - 13 / PR - 13yes
OPMOptimizationcs4ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 13yes
PESPetri Netscs5ElectiveExP - 39 / Cp - 6 / PR - 7yes
PISAdvanced Information Systemscs5ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / PR - 13yes
PMAProject Managercs5ElectiveGCrP - 26 / COZ - 26yes
ROSaReal-Time Operating Systemsen5ElectiveExyes
SLOaComplexityen5ElectiveExyes
SSPStochastic Processescs (en)4ElectiveCr,ExP - 26 / CPP - 13yes
STMStrategic Managementcs5ElectiveCr,Exyes
SYSSystem Biologycs5ElectiveCr,Exyes
SPPFault Tolerant Systemscs5ElectiveCr,Exyes
VIZaVisualization and CADen5ElectiveGCryes
VYFComputational Photographycs5ElectiveGCryes
VGEComputational Geometrycs, en5ElectiveExyes
VNVHigh Performance Computationscs, en5ElectiveExyes
MZSAdvanced Methods of Signal Processingcs6ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / Cp - 26yes
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroaden5ElectiveCryes
ZPOImage Processingcs, en5ElectiveExyes