Introduction to Bioinformatics (CS300)
Academic Bulletin Description
An introduction to the development and application of methods, from the computational and information sciences, for the investigation of biological phenomena. In this interdisciplinary course, students integrate computational techniques with biological knowledge to develop and use analytical tools for extracting, organizing, and interpreting information from genetic sequence data. Often participating in team-based and hands-on activities, students implement and apply useful bioinformatics algorithms. During a weekly laboratory session students employ cutting-edge software tools and programming environments to complete projects, reporting on their results through both written assignments and oral presentations. Prerequisites: BIO 221 and FSBIO 201, or CMPSC 111. Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.
Lecture, Discussion, Presentations, and Group Work:
Tuesday, Thursday , 11:00 am -- 12:15 pm
Wednesday, 2:30 pm -- 4:20 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11:00 pm -- 12:00 pm (10 minute time slots)
Tuesday: 2:30pm -- 4:00pm (15 minute time slots)
Thursday: 1:30pm -- 3:00pm (15 minute time slots)
Schedule an appointment with me using the Google calendar
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In order to acquire the proper skills in technical writing, critical reading, and the presentation and evaluation of technical material, it is essential for students to have hands-on experience in a laboratory. Therefore, it is mandatory for all students to attend the laboratory sessions. If you will not be able to attend a laboratory, then please see the one of the course instructor at least one week in advance in order to explain your situation. Students who miss more than two unexcused laboratories will have their final grade in the course reduced by one letter grade. Students who miss more than four unexcused laboratories will automatically fail the course.