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.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BIOBiometric Systemscs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
MATMathematical Structures in Computer Sciencecs5winterCompulsoryExyes
MOGMolecular Geneticscs3winterCompulsoryExyes
PDBAdvanced Database Systemscs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
TINTheoretical Computer Sciencecs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
STITheoretical Computer Science Seminarcs2winterOptionalCryes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
BIFBioinformaticscs5summerCompulsoryExyes
BINBio-Inspired Computerscs5summerCompulsoryExyes
PRLParallel and Distributed Algorithmscs5summerCompulsoryCr,Exyes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
PBIAdvanced Bioinformaticscs4winterCompulsoryExyes
SEPTerm Projectcs5winterCompulsoryGCryes
SFCSoft Computingcs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
THEGame Theorycs4winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
ZZNKnowledge Discovery in Databasescs5winterCompulsoryCr,Exyes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DIPMaster's Thesiscs13summerCompulsoryCryes
Any year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
AEUEnglish for Europecs3winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
FCEEnglish: Preparatory Course for FCE Examcs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
BISInformation System Securitycs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technologycs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
HSCHardware/Software Codesigncs5winterCompulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
SINIntelligent Systemscs5winterCompulsory-optionalExyes
HKOCommunication Skillscs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
HKAAssertiveness and Conflictscs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
PCSAdvanced Digital Systemscs5winterCompulsory-optionalExyes
PRMFundamentals of Lawcs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
HPRPresentation Skillscs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
HPOPersonality Psychologycs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
RETRhetoriccs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
HVRLeadership and People Managementcs3winterCompulsory-optionalCryes
ZPJaNatural Language Processingen5winterCompulsory-optionalExyes
AISInformation Systems Analysis and Designcs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
ACHProcessor Architecturecs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
BMSWireless and Mobile Networkscs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
EIPEconomics of Information Productscs5winterOptionalExyes
FAVFormal Analysis and Verificationcs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
GZNGraphical and Sound Interfaces and Standardscs5winterOptionalExyes
GJAGraphical User Interfaces in Javacs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
GUXGraphical User Interfaces in X Window Systemcs5winterOptionalExyes
GMUGraphic and Multimedia Processorscs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
GALGraph Algorithmscs5winterOptionalExyes
SENIntelligent Sensorscs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
MOBModelling of Biological Systemscs4winterOptionalCr,Exyes
PGRComputer Graphicscs5winterOptionalExyes
POVaComputer Visionen5winterOptionalExyes
PGPaAdvanced Computer Graphicsen5winterOptionalExyes
PKSAdvanced Communication Systemscs5winterOptionalCr,Exyes
PDIDistributed Application Environmentcs5winterOptionalExyes
ROBaRoboticsen5winterOptionalExyes
SMTSeminar of Mathematical Structurescs2winterOptionalCryes
SRIStrategic Management of Information Systemscs5winterOptionalExyes
TAMaApplication Development for Mobile Devicesen5winterOptionalGCryes
VYPaCompiler Constructionen5winterOptionalExyes
VINComputer Artcs5winterOptionalGCryes
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroaden5winterOptionalCryes
Any year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
AGSAgents and Multiagent Systemscs5summerCompulsory-optionalExyes
EVOApplied Evolutionary Algorithmscs5summerCompulsory-optionalExyes
ARCParallel System Architecture and Programmingcs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
FIKPhilosophy and the Culturecs3summerCompulsory-optionalCryes
KKOData Coding and Compressioncs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
HKOCommunication Skillscs3summerCompulsory-optionalCryes
HKAAssertiveness and Conflictscs3summerCompulsory-optionalCryes
KRYCryptographycs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
NAVDesign of External Adapters and Embedded Systemscs5summerCompulsory-optionalExyes
NSBProjecting, Administration and Securitycs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
POSAdvanced Operating Systemscs5summerCompulsory-optionalExyes
PRMFundamentals of Lawcs3summerCompulsory-optionalCryes
HPRPresentation Skillscs3summerCompulsory-optionalCryes
PDSData Communications, Computer Networks and Protocolscs5summerCompulsory-optionalExyes
HPOPersonality Psychologycs3summerCompulsory-optionalCryes
RETRhetoriccs3summerCompulsory-optionalCryes
SNTSimulation Tools and Techniquescs5summerCompulsory-optionalCr,Exyes
HVRLeadership and People Managementcs3summerCompulsory-optionalCryes
ZRESpeech Signal Processingcs5summerCompulsory-optionalExyes
DJADynamic Languagescs5summerOptionalExyes
FLPFunctional and Logic Programmingcs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
FVSFunctional Verification of Digital Systemscs5summerOptionalExyes
FYOPhysical Opticscs5summerOptionalExyes
WAPInternet Applicationscs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
LOGLogiccs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
MPRProject Managementcs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
MEKEconomics for Managerscs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
MARMarketingcs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
MMATMatrices and Tensors Calculuscs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
MULMultimediacs5summerOptionalExyes
OPMOptimizationcs4summerOptionalCr,Exyes
PESPetri Netscs5summerOptionalExyes
PISAdvanced Information Systemscs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
PMAProject Managercs5summerOptionalGCryes
ROSaReal-Time Operating Systemsen5summerOptionalExyes
SLOaComplexityen5summerOptionalExyes
SSPStochastic Processescs4summerOptionalCr,Exyes
STMStrategic Managementcs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
SYSSystem Biologycs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
SPPFault Tolerant Systemscs5summerOptionalCr,Exyes
VIZaVisualization and CADen5summerOptionalGCryes
VYFComputational Photographycs5summerOptionalGCryes
VGEComputational Geometrycs5summerOptionalExyes
VNVHigh Performance Computationscs5summerOptionalExyes
MZSAdvanced Methods of Signal Processingcs6summerOptionalCr,Exyes
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroaden5summerOptionalCryes
ZPOImage Processingcs5summerOptionalExyes