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Branch detail

Bioinformatics and biocomputing


Original title in Czech: Bioinformatika a biocomputing
Abbreviation: MBI
Specialisation: -
Length of Study: 2 years
Programme: Information Technology
Faculty: Faculty of Information Technology
Academic year: 2017/2018
Accredited from: 30.6.2014
Accredited until: 31.12.2022
Profile of the branch:
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.
Branch supervisor: prof. Ing. Lukáš Sekanina, Ph.D.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

Year of study 1, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FIT-BIO Biometric Systems cs  5  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-MAT Mathematical Structures in Computer S... cs  5  winter C Ex   yes
FIT-MOG Molecular Genetics cs  3  winter C Ex   yes
FIT-PDB Advanced Database Systems cs  5  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-TIN Theoretical Computer Science cs  5  winter C Ac,Ex   yes

Optional
FIT-STI Theoretical Computer Science Seminar cs  2  winter O Ac   yes
 


Year of study 1, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FIT-BIF Bioinformatics cs  5  summer C Ex   yes
FIT-BIN Bio-Inspired Computers cs  5  summer C Ex   yes
FIT-PRL Parallel and Distributed Algorithms cs  5  summer C Ac,Ex   yes
 


Year of study 2, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FIT-PBI Advanced Bioinformatics cs  4  winter C Ex   yes
FIT-SEP Term Project cs  5  winter C ClAc   yes
FIT-SFC Soft Computing cs  5  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-THE Game Theory cs  4  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-ZZN Knowledge Discovery in Databases cs  5  winter C Ac,Ex   yes
 


Year of study 2, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory
FIT-DIP Master's Thesis cs  13  summer C Ac   yes
 


All study optional courses, winter semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory-optional
FIT-AEU English for Europe cs  3  winter CO Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-FCE English: Preparatory Course for FCE Exam cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-BIS Information System Security cs  5  winter CO Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-FIT History and Philosophy of Technology cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-HSC Hardware/Software Codesign cs  5  winter CO Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-SIN Intelligent Systems cs  5  winter CO Ex   yes
FIT-HKO Communication Skills cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-HKA Assertiveness and Conflicts cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-PCS Advanced Digital Systems cs  5  winter CO Ex   yes
FIT-PRM Fundamentals of Law cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-HPR Presentation Skills cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-HPO Personality Psychology cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-RET Rhetoric cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-HVR Leadership and People Management cs  3  winter CO Ac   yes
FIT-ZPJa Natural Language Processing en  5  winter CO Ex   yes

Optional
FIT-AIS Information Systems Analysis and Design cs  5  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-ACH Processor Architecture cs  5  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-BMS Wireless and Mobile Networks cs  5  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-EIP Economics of Information Products cs  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-FAV Formal Analysis and Verification cs  5  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-GZN Graphical and Sound Interfaces and St... cs  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-GJA Graphical User Interfaces in Java cs  5  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-GUX Graphical User Interfaces in X Window... cs  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-GMU Graphic and Multimedia Processors cs  5  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-GAL Graph Algorithms cs  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-SEN Intelligent Sensors cs  5  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-MOB Modelling of Biological Systems cs  4  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-PGR Computer Graphics cs  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-POVa Computer Vision en  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-PGPa Advanced Computer Graphics en  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-PKS Advanced Communication Systems cs  5  winter O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-PDI Distributed Application Environment cs  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-ROBa Robotics en  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-SMT Seminar of Mathematical Structures cs  2  winter O Ac   yes
FIT-SRI Strategic Management of Information S... cs  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-TAMa Application Development for Mobile De... en  5  winter O ClAc   yes
FIT-VYPa Compiler Construction en  5  winter O Ex   yes
FIT-VIN Computer Art cs  5  winter O ClAc   yes
FIT-ZPX Professional Practice, Abroad en  5  winter O Ac   yes
 


All study optional courses, summer semester

Code Title L. Cr. Sem. Com. Compl. Gr. Op.

Compulsory-optional
FIT-AGS Agents and Multiagent Systems cs  5  summer CO Ex   yes
FIT-EVO Applied Evolutionary Algorithms cs  5  summer CO Ex   yes
FIT-ARC Parallel System Architecture and Prog... cs  5  summer CO Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-FIK Philosophy and the Culture cs  3  summer CO Ac   yes
FIT-KKO Data Coding and Compression cs  5  summer CO Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-HKO Communication Skills cs  3  summer CO Ac   yes
FIT-HKA Assertiveness and Conflicts cs  3  summer CO Ac   yes
FIT-KRY Cryptography cs  5  summer CO Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-NAV Design of External Adapters and Embed... cs  5  summer CO Ex   yes
FIT-NSB Projecting, Administration and Security cs  5  summer CO Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-POS Advanced Operating Systems cs  5  summer CO Ex   yes
FIT-PRM Fundamentals of Law cs  3  summer CO Ac   yes
FIT-HPR Presentation Skills cs  3  summer CO Ac   yes
FIT-PDS Data Communications, Computer Network... cs  5  summer CO Ex   yes
FIT-HPO Personality Psychology cs  3  summer CO Ac   yes
FIT-RET Rhetoric cs  3  summer CO Ac   yes
FIT-SNT Simulation Tools and Techniques cs  5  summer CO Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-HVR Leadership and People Management cs  3  summer CO Ac   yes
FIT-ZRE Speech Signal Processing cs  5  summer CO Ex   yes

Optional
FIT-DJA Dynamic Languages cs  5  summer O Ex   yes
FIT-FLP Functional and Logic Programming cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-FVS Functional Verification of Digital Sy... cs  5  summer O Ex   yes
FIT-FYO Physical Optics cs  5  summer O Ex   yes
FIT-WAP Internet Applications cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-LOG Logic cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-MPR Project Management cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-MEK Economics for Managers cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-MAR Marketing cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FEKT-MMAT Matrices and Tensors Calculus cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-MUL Multimedia cs  5  summer O Ex   yes
FIT-OPM Optimization cs  4  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-PES Petri Nets cs  5  summer O Ex   yes
FIT-PIS Advanced Information Systems cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-PMA Project Manager cs  5  summer O ClAc   yes
FIT-ROSa Real-Time Operating Systems en  5  summer O Ex   yes
FIT-SLOa Complexity en  5  summer O Ex   yes
FSI-SSP Stochastic Processes cs  4  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-STM Strategic Management cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-SYS System Biology cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-SPP Fault Tolerant Systems cs  5  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-VIZa Visualization and CAD en  5  summer O ClAc   yes
FIT-VYF Computational Photography cs  5  summer O ClAc   yes
FIT-VGE Computational Geometry cs  5  summer O Ex   yes
FIT-VNV High Performance Computations cs  5  summer O Ex   yes
FIT-MZS Advanced Methods of Signal Processing cs  6  summer O Ac,Ex   yes
FIT-ZPX Professional Practice, Abroad en  5  summer O Ac   yes
FIT-ZPO Image Processing cs  5  summer O Ex   yes