MBIO/PBIO 3673 (3 Credit Hours)
Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing field that sits at the crossroads of biology, computer science, and statistics. In its purest form, bioinformatics represents the use of computers to analyze and interpret various types of biological data. Bioinformatic skills are now indispensable for biologists, and this course will introduce undergraduate students to the kinds of analyses biologists regularly perform at their computers. We will cover topics such as accessing genomics databases, aligning DNA and protein sequences, searching genomic databases for similar sequences, analyzing protein structure, and building molecular phylogenies.
Required Prerequisites* MBIO 2815, or MBIO 3813, or PBIO 1114, or BIOL 1005, or BIOL 1114, or equivalent introductory biology course, and junior standing, or instructor permission.
*If you are lacking prerequisites but wish to enroll, please send a request via e-mail with the following information:
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Text (subject to change):
Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics