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BIOL 59500Q Introduction to Bioinformatics

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 4.0


BIOL 23000 or 23100 and 24100 or 27000 and 28000 and CS 18000 or 17700 or 15800 or 15900.  Course restriction:  Graduate students only.


This course is designed for graduate students to be taken in conjunction with the BIOL 47800 (Introduction to Bioinformatics) lecture course. It provides additional background in bioinformatics by focusing on reading and critical analysis of classic and current papers from the bioinformatics literature. While intended primarily for graduate students, this course would be appropriate for well-prepared undergraduates, especially those contemplating graduate studies in computational biology or bioinformatics. This course is not a programming course and would be beneficial for graduate students in any area of molecular or cellular biology in which computational analysis is important. This course covers the same topics as BIOL 47800, including sequence comparisons, database searching, genomics, microarrays, protein structure, etc.




-No textbook required for this course/papers selected from scientific literature-


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