Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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Course No: 81.430; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

Course introduces the field of Bioinformatics and its fundamental purpose in sequence analysis and gene discovery. Is intended for individuals with a background in biology and, ideally, some aptitude in computer programming. Course briefly provides broad overview of bioinformatics with regard to where problems lie and what the field is trying to accomplish. It hen focuses specifically on DNA and protein sequence analysis to help identify genes and their possible functions. Tools reviewed include those dealing with pair-wise alignments, multiple sequence alignments, phylogenetic comparisons, gene prediction, pattern matching, and clustering algorithms. Survey of some of the tools available via the WWW will also be provided.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: Two of the following courses: Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA.
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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