Bioinformatics courseBioinformatics BIOL/CHEM/CSC8630
Four credit hours.
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Bioinformatics is the central course in our interdisciplinary graduate
Students select courses from the 4 participating departments of
A "hands-on" approach to learning bioinformatics using PCs, the internet, and computer graphics
analysis. Bioinformatics covers the analysis, correlation and extraction of information from biological databases. This
course will emphasize sequence and structure databases for proteins and nucleic acids and introduce the computing
skills necessary for bioinformatics. Students will learn to program in Python using the UNIX operating system. There will be a team project in which all students contribute Python programs to a server.
The principles involved in the molecular modeling of macromolecules will be described.
Practical examples will be given, with time for discussion.
Prerequisites: BIO/CHE/CSC 6640 and knowledge of a computer programming language.