Spring 2017 - MBB 441 D100
Class Number: 4287
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 4 – Apr 7, 2017: Wed, Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Office: SSB 7110
Prerequisites:MBB 331 and MBB 342, with a minimum grade of C.
Lectures and hands-on instruction at the computer in the use of, and theory behind, bioinformatic software and algorithms for the analysis of macromolecular data.
Examining the use of, and theory behind, bioinformatic software and algorithms for the analysis of macromolecular data. Includes consideration of recent literature and discussion of ethics in method development and analysis.
Examining the latest developments in bioinformatics, which is loosely defined as the intersection between the fields of molecular biology and computer science. Topics covered may include sequence searching and alignment, bioinformatics databases and ontologies, sequence variant analysis, sequence motif identification, metagenomics analysis, protein analysis, evolutionary/phylogenetic analysis, network/systems biology, machine learning/software development for predictive methods, and ethics in method/database development and analysis. Instruction will include lecture material and in-depth consideration of selected papers in the field.
- Quizzes on lecture material and assigned reading through the term 45%
- Short summaries/critiques of papers selected from primary literature 25%
- Participation 5%
- Term paper 25%
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