Alberto Meseguer

Position

Lecturer - BDBI Academic Coordinator

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology (UPF)
Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences (UPF)

Biography

I studied biology and bioinformatics. I am currently doing a doctorate in bioinformatics where I am studying how transcription factors can recognize DNA sequences.

Subjects they teach

Subject
Programme
Typology

Aspects of Physical and Organic Chemistry

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Required

Programme:
Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Description

This course covers fundamental concepts in physics and organic chemistry, including chemical thermodynamics, acid-base chemistry and cheminformatics. Subjects include molecular structure and stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and chemical equilibrium, as well as basic organic compounds.

Code:
51209

Créditos:
4 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Required

Syllabus

Biophysics

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Required

Programme:
Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Description

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of biophysics. Subjects include applied methodologies in this field and the structure and energetics of protein and nucleic acids, biomembranes, protein folding, molecular interactions and biological networks. The course also covers details of the biological energy repositories.

Code:
52112

Créditos:
4 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Required

Syllabus

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Core

Programme:
Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Description

General aspects of how the University works. Characteristics of the degrees on offer. Study strategies, learning techniques and finding information. Current state of the art, areas of knowledge and challenges in the professional and productive field of bioinformatics. Basic and applied fields of research relevant to the context of bioinformatics and biomedicine. Intuitive introduction to various concepts, phenomena, principles and methods studied in bioinformatics to give students an idea of real-life problems and help them interpret biological phenomena and formulate them mathematically, as well as helping to confirm/reinforce students’ interest in bioinformatics and biomedical research.

Code:
51101

Créditos:
6 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Core

Syllabus

Structural Bioinformatics

Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Required

Programme:
Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics

Description

This course looks at the analysis and prediction of the 3D structure of biological macromolecules such as proteins, RNA and DNA. It explores generalisations in 3D macromolecular structure such as comparisons of general folding and local motives, the principles of molecular folding, evolution and interaction of unions and structure/function relationships, working with both experimentally resolved structures and computational models.

Code:
52220

Créditos:
4 ECTS

Language:
English

Type of subject: Required

Syllabus