An introduction to the basic tools and concepts in bioinformatics as applied to genomics and proteomics. Concepts, rooted in an evolutionary perspective, may include the genome, transcriptome, proteome, phylogenetic profiles, conservation of gene order, and gene fusion/fission. Techniques may include sequence alignment, algorithms such as Smith-Waterman, BLAST, FASTA, scoring amino-acid substitution matrices, motif finding, and functional interference from genomic context.
Additional Course Information
- BI223 or BI230 or permission of the department. At least 1.0 credit in Mathematics
- Course Times
- 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour