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CS 543 — Statistical Bioinformatics
(dt. Statistische Bioinformatik)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises as well as at least 2 presentations of the tasks.
Examination type: Oral or written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Computer Science.
One semester,
I.d.R. in jedem Sommersemester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Dominik Heider


Selected topics from statistical bioinformatics that are required for calculations in the natural sciences, in particular from the field of biological data processing (e.g. alignments, encoding), as well as methods from the fields of statistics (e.g. statistical tests, evaluation) and static learning (e.g. Random Forests). The methods are presented in the lecture. During the exercise, their application will be practiced using concrete case studies. In the practical course a project is worked out independently with the help of the presented methods.

Qualification Goals

The students are familiar with the most important methods from statistical bioinformatics that are required for calculations in the natural sciences. They have understood these methods and are able to select, execute and implement suitable procedures for concrete case studies.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: Introduction to Bioinformatics, Introduction to Statistics.


Module imported from M.Sc. Computer Science.

It can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Data Science
  • M.Sc. Computer Science

When studying B.Sc. Computer Science, this module can be attended in the study area Compulsory Elective Modules in Computer Science.

The module is assigned to Practical Computer Science. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

Recommended Reading

  • Witten, Frank und Hall: Data Mining, Morgan Kaufmann
  • Weitere Literatur wird in der Lehrveranstaltung bekanntgegeben.

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