Bioinformatics is a new multidisciplinary field which utilizes computer science, information technology and mathematics to tackle and answer biology problems. This course has been designed for students with life sciences background who are interested in bioinformatics to allow them to know how to search, retrieve, and analyze biological data. The students will learn how to use public bio-data to design their experiments and to analyze their lab results using different bioinformatic tools. A problem-based learning approach will be implemented to ensure that students will gain enough hands on experience with various bioinformatic resources and to enhance their self learning capacities. This course will focus on fundamental domains in bioinformatics such as biological databases and sequence analysis with emphasis on exemplar problems from the different research groups of the master program.