Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The course provides you with basic understanding of high-throughput data and computational methods that are commonly used for analysing the data in biological and biomedical problems. After the course you have skills to apply various computational methods in real biological problems and study the field further.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.11.2021 - 20.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Harri Lähdesmäki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course introduces computational and statistical methods for analyzing modern high-throughput biological data and their use in systems biology. The course covers microarray, high-throughput sequencing (HTS), single-cell and mass-spectrometry technologies and computational methods for HTS data alignment, genotyping, gene expression analysis, chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing, epigenetics and proteomics. Relevant high-throughput measurement technologies are reviewed during the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Examination and exercise work.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    24 + 12 (4 + 2)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    To be specified in MyCourses at the start of the course.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.