Aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of bioinformatics techniques as an easy and friendly support for their study and research careers. This will entail: 1) theory of the most common bioinformatics algorithms and resources: who they are, what they do and why they are so important and increasingly used in modern biology research; 2) basic practical experience through hands-on-sessions on typical problems that can be answered by using popular online tools.
Introduction to Bioinformatics, by Arhur A. Lesk
Fondamenti di Bioinformatica, by Manuela Helmer-Citterich, Fabrizio Ferre', Giulio Pavesi, Graziano Pesole, Chiara Romualdi
Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, by Jonathan Pevsner