Lecture: Bioinformatics II


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: 25.10.2016
  • Dates: Tue. 9:30-11:00 B-IT Marschallsaal
  • Curriculum: B-IT Master Life Science Informatics
  • Effort: 2 SWS / 3 CP



This lecture starts on Tuesday, October 25.

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In recent years, methods from visual computing have gained significant and increasing importance within bioinformatics. This is due to two main factors:

  1. Given ever-increasing volumes of sequencing data, suitable analysis and understanding of multi-dimensional data replaces data generation as the bottleneck in gaining biological insight. Graphical representations can augment our ability to reason about such data, and integrating them with automated data analysis allows scientists to better understand and steer data processing.
  2. Biology makes increasing use of digital images, primarily from microscopy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Performing quantitative analysis of such data requires suitable methods for image processing, including image registration and segmentation.

The range of available tools is as diverse as the research questions and methods in biology. Our class focuses on important basic principles of human perception, techniques for visualization of multi-dimensional data and graphs, image segmentation, registration, and statistical analysis, and provides some specific example applications within biology. 

In addition to the lecture, students will complete two hands-on practical projects, one on data visualization, the other one on image processing, over the course of the semester.



Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: Installation
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 118 KB)
Exercise 2: Data-manipulation
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 147 KB)
Exercise 3: Scatter-Plot-Matrix
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 108 KB)
Exercise 4: Dimensionality-Reduction
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 110 KB)
Exercise 5: Graph-Visualization
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 128 KB)
Exercise 6: Image-Processing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 117 KB)
Exercise 7: Gaussian-Mixture-Models
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 174 KB)
Exercise 8: MRFs
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 110 KB)
Exercise 9: StatisticalImgAnalysis-GLM
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 190 KB)