Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Field of Study Details

Bioinformatics and biocomputing

Abbreviation: MBI

Length of Study: 2 years

Min. Credits: 120

Degree Programme: Information Technology

Language of Instruction: Czech

Form of Study: full-time

Accredited from: 2008 Accredited till: 2024 Last admissions: 2019

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.
Extent of the final state examinations
The State Final Examination has two parts: A defense of the Master Thesis, and a discussion based on selected topics from the topic "Bioinformatics and biocomputing which is derived from compulsory courses of the MBI Branch of Study as Bioinformatics, Bio-inspired Computers, Game Theory, Advanced Bioinformatics, Knowledge Discovery in Databases,  Biometrics Systems, Soft Computing, Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, Theoretical Computer Science, Hardware/Software Codesign, Molecular Genetics, Advanced Database Systems and Parallel and Distributed Algorithms. The areas of possible questions must be approved by the Study Branch Council, and students will be informed about the selected topics at least 2 months before the state final examination is held in the particular academic year.
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.
Examples of theses
  • Protein structures prediction
  • Microchip data analysis for gene expression detection
  • Molecular structures visualization
  • Hardware accelerated search in biological databases
  • Evolutionary classifier design for biological data
  • Hardware acceleration of evolutionary design
  • Symbolic regression for biological data analysis
  • System modelling using cellular automaton
Guarantor

Choose academic year and curriculum

1. year of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
BIOBiometric Systems5CCr+Ex
MATMathematical Structures in Computer Science5CEx
MOGMolecular Genetics3CEx
PDBAdvanced Database Systems5CCr+Ex
TINTheoretical Computer Science7CCr+Ex
SMTSeminar of Mathematical Structures2ECr

1. year of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
BIFBioinformatics5CEx
BINBio-Inspired Computers5CEx
PRLParallel and Distributed Algorithms5CCr+Ex
PP1Project Practice 15ECr

2. year of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
PBIAdvanced Bioinformatics4CEx
SEPSemester Project5CClCr
SFCSoft Computing5CCr+Ex
THEGame Theory5CCr+Ex
ZZNKnowledge Discovery in Databases5CCr+Ex
PP2Project Practice 25EClCr

2. year of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
DIPMaster's Thesis13CCr

all years of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
HSCHardware/Software Codesign5CECCr+Ex
PCSAdvanced Digital Systems5CECEx
AEUEnglish for Europe3CEHCr+Ex
FCEEnglish: Practical Course of Business Conversation and Presentation3CEHCr
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture *)3CEHCr
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology3CEHCr
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3CEHCr
HVRLeadership and Time Management3CEHCr
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3CEHCr+Ex
PRMFundamentals of Law3CEHCr
RETRhetoric3CEHCr
AGSAgents and Multiagent Systems5CEIEx
SINIntelligent Systems5CEIEx
BISInformation System Security5CEOCr+Ex
ZPJaNatural Language Processing (in English)5CESEx
AVSComputation Systems Architectures5ECr+Ex
AISInformation Systems Analysis and Design5ECr+Ex
BMSWireless and Mobile Networks5ECr+Ex
C2PImplementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)5EClCr
EIPEconomics of Information Products5EEx
SAVStatic Analysis and Verification5ECr+Ex
GALGraph Algorithms5EEx
GJAGraphical User Interfaces in Java5ECr+Ex
GMUGraphic and Multimedia Processors5ECr+Ex
GUXGraphical User Interfaces in X Window System5EEx
GZNGraphical and Sound Interfaces and Standards5EEx
PDIDistributed Application Environment5EEx
PGPaAdvanced Computer Graphics (in English)5EEx
PGRComputer Graphics5EEx
PKSAdvanced Communication Systems5ECr+Ex
POVaComputer Vision (in English)5EEx
ROBaRobotics (in English)5EEx
RTSaReal-Time Systems (in English)5EEx
SEMSensors and measurement5ECr+Ex
SRIStrategic Management of Information Systems5EEx
TAMaApplication Development for Mobile Devices (in English)5EClCr
VINComputer Art5EClCr
VYPaCompiler Construction (in English)5EEx
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroad5ECr

all years of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyCompl
PPPPractical Parallel Programming5CECCr+Ex
NAVDesign of Embedded Systems5CECEx
PDSData Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols5CECEx
AEUEnglish for Europe3CEHCr+Ex
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture3CEHCr
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology *)3CEHCr
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3CEHCr
HVRLeadership and Time Management3CEHCr
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3CEHCr+Ex
PRMFundamentals of Law3CEHCr
RETRhetoric3CEHCr
EVOApplied Evolutionary Algorithms5CEIEx
SNTSimulation Tools and Techniques5CEICr+Ex
KRYCryptography5CEOCr+Ex
NSBProjecting, Administration and Security5CEOCr+Ex
POSAdvanced Operating Systems5CEOEx
KKOData Coding and Compression5CESCr+Ex
ZRESpeech Signal Processing5CESEx
BZASecure Hardware Devices5EEx
CSOaCCNA Cybersecurity Operations (in English)5EClCr
C1PImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) *)5EClCr
C3PTroubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)5EClCr
DFAaDigital Forensics (in English)5EEx
DJADynamic Languages5EEx
FLPFunctional and Logic Programming5ECr+Ex
FVSFunctional Verification of Digital Systems5EEx
FYOPhysical Optics5EEx
GISGeographical Information Systems *)5ECr+Ex
LOGLogic5ECr+Ex
MARMarketing *)5ECr+Ex
MEKEconomics for Managers *)5ECr+Ex
MMATMatrices and Tensors Calculus5ECr+Ex
MPRProject Management5ECr+Ex
MULMultimedia5EEx
OPMOptimization4ECr+Ex
MBAModel-Based Analysis5EEx
PISAdvanced Information Systems5ECr+Ex
PMAProject Manager5EClCr
SLOaComplexity (in English)5EEx
SPPFault Tolerant Systems5ECr+Ex
SSPStochastic Processes4ECr+Ex
STMStrategic Management *)5ECr+Ex
SYSSystem Biology *)5ECr+Ex
UXIaUser Experience and Design of User Interfaces and Services (in English)5EClCr
VGEComputational Geometry5EEx
VIZaVisualization and CAD (in English)5EClCr
VNVHigh Performance Computations5EEx
VYFComputational Photography5EClCr
WAPInternet Applications5ECr+Ex
ZPOImage Processing5EEx
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroad5ECr
Course is not open in this academic year
Compl: Course completion: Ex - examination, Cr - credit, ClCr - classified credit, Co - colloquium
Duty: C - compulsory, CEx - compulsory-elective group x, R - recommended, E - elective

Compulsory-elective groups

AbbrvMin. coursesMax. coursesMin.credOver asCoursesTitle
C190EHSC, NAV, PCS, PDS, PPPHardware and Networks
H113EAEU, FCE, FIK, FIT, HKO, HVR, JA3, PRM, RETSocial Course
I190EAGS, EVO, SIN, SNTModern Artificial Intelligence
O190EBIS, KRY, NSB, POSOperating Systems and Security
S190EKKO, ZPJa, ZREData and Signal Processing
If you are allowed to enroll more CE courses than the required minimum, then successfully completed courses that exceed Min. courses (or Min.kred, if not 0) of the CE group, will be assigned as courses of duty Over as.
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