Spring 2021 - MBB 441 D100
Class Number: 2562
Delivery Method: In Person
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%
Lecture: blended (synchronous lectures, recorded and available online for asynchronous viewing)
Tutorial: blended (synchronous, attendance not mandatory, recorded intro)
Laboratory: one class will have computer lab-like structure (synchronous, recorded)
Assessments: assignments, and synchronous non-cumulative time-limited quizzes
Remote invigilation: No
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Access to high-speed internet
Computer, no need for webcam
Specialized software: all software will be made available for free
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).