Spring 2013 not offered
BIOL 550, COMP 350, COMP 550, MB&B 350, MB&B 550|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies, Informatics and Modeling, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Biophysics|
The exciting new fields of genomics and bioinformatics are bringing together the complementary disciplines of biology and computer science. With the sequencing of the human genome and the genomes of several model organisms, the door has opened to using new computational and modeling approaches to understanding genome function in organisms. This focused-inquiry course will interweave the discussion of biological and informatic topics, focusing on computational issues and tools used in the interdisciplinary fields. Possible topics include the application of alignment algorithms to the analysis of genomic sequences, cluster analysis of micro-arrays of gene expression, and the prediction of RNA secondary structures using dynamic programming methods. The course also includes a significant programming component.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: COMP112 OR COMP212 OR [MB&B181 or BIOL181] OR [MB&B195 or BIOL195]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(COMP)(ENVS)(MB&B)