Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

BI304
Introductory Bioinformatics
0.5 Credit

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
Prerequisites
BI223 or BI230 or permission of the department. At least 1.0 credit in Mathematics is recommended.
Exclusions
BI396b
Course Times
3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour