• Bioinformatics uses computer databases to store, retrieve and assist in understanding biological information. This course is designed to introduce the most important and basic concepts, methods and tools in bioinformatics and computational biology. Topics include (but not limited to) an introduction to molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics databases, biological sequence comparison, and phylogeny. Class hands-on and laboratory sessions will familiarize the student with the most commonly used online tools and resources. An introduction to the principles of the programming language Python will be offered.

    Bioinformática usa bases de datos computacionales para almacenar, recuperar y asistir en el entendimiento de la información biológica. Este curso está diseñado para introducir los conceptos más importantes y básicos, métodos y herramientas en bioinformática y biología computacional. Tópicos incluyen (pero no están limitados a) una introducción a biología molecular y tecnología de ADN recombínate, bases de datos bioinformáticas, comparación de secuencias biológicas y filogenia. Prácticas en clase y sesiones de laboratorio familiarizarán al estudiante con las herramientas y recursos en línea más comúnmente utilizadas. Una introducción a los principios del lenguaje de programación Python será ofrecida.
  • Phylogenetics; Mini A2; Fall 2011

  • Course Description

    Bioinformatics uses computer databases to store, retrieve and assist in understanding biological information. This course is designed to introduce the most important and basic concepts, methods and tools in bioinformatics and computational biology. Topics include (but not limited to) an introduction to molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics databases, biological sequence comparison, phylogeny. Class hands-on and laboratory sessions will familiarize the student with the most commonly used online tools and resources. An introduction to the principles of the programming language Python will be provided.

  • BCHM 8995 - Introduction to Applied Bioinformatics:Sequence Analysis
    This course is designed to provide an understanding of important topics in applied bioinformatics and computational biology. Students will be able to learn about problems involved in the analysis of biological data such as DNA/protein sequences and protein structures. The course is intended to provide a good understanding of the commonly used algorithms in the analysis of genomic data, hands-on experiences with accessing and using relevant databases, the use of advanced computer programs for sequence analysis, protein sequence phylogenetic analysis, visualization of results, and a basic overview of genome analysis. The course is intended to be flexible and adaptable to students’ needs.