Fall 2017 - MBB 659 G100

Special Topics in Bioinformatics (3)

Bioinformatics

Class Number: 3746

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 441 or 741; or CMPT 341 or 881.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Consideration of recent research literature on contemporary topics in bioinformatics.

COURSE DETAILS:

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN COURSE TIME:
Th 2:45 PM – 4:45 PM  Students who are presenting must arrive at 2:30 PM the week(s) of their presentation

This discussion-based bioinformatics course will expose students to the latest developments in bioinformatics analysis and algorithms. It will run in conjunction with VanBug Seminar Series (http://vanbug.org), in which the students will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with guest speakers, both local and international scientists. During this course students will perform individual presentations on recent papers (less than 6 months old) where a focus of the manuscript was on bioinformatics (e.g. methodology/development/ application).

See: http://www.sfu.ca/mbb/graduate-program/grad-courses/course-descriptions.html for a supplementary course outline.

Class location:
BCCRC, (675 West 10th Avenue) for the presentations from 2:45 -4:45 pm.  For Vanbug meeting with speakers from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Grading

  • 2 individual presentations 60%
  • 1 pair-presentation 20%
  • Overall class participation (reading assigned work & asking questions in class, as well as e-discussion in google 20%

NOTES:

Questions from students and instructors may follow each presentation. Student and instructors will fill a student evaluation feedback form at each presentation. Comments from students will be instructional only and will not count towards course mark.

Course grading structure is subject to change.

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

A.D. Baxevanis and B.F.F. Ouellette (ed.), Bioinformatics: A practical guide to the analysis of genes and proteins, 3rd edition. 2004. John Wiley & Sons, USA. 

M. Zvelebil and J.O. Baum. Understanding Bioinformatics. 1st Edition. 2008. Garland Science, USA.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS