Fall 2022 - MBB 659 G100
Special Topics in Bioinformatics (3)
Class Number: 2231
Delivery Method: In Person
Consideration of recent research literature on contemporary topics in bioinformatics.
This discussion-based bioinformatics course will expose students to the latest developments in bioinformatics analysis and algorithms. During this course students will perform individual presentations on recent papers 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.
- Science communication presentation 15%
- Current paper presentation 25%
- Term project 30%
- Participation (in-class and online discussion forum, peer reviews, attendance) 30%
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.
Lecture: synchronous (students are expected to attend scheduled lectures remotely)
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Access to high-speed internet
- Computer (with webcam)
http://violentmetaphors.com/2013/08/25/how-to-read-and-understand-a-scientific-paper-2/ (Links to an external site.)
https://web.stanford.edu/class/ee384m/Handouts/HowtoReadPaper.pdf (Links to an external site.)
http://collections.plos.org/roots-of-bioinformatics (Links to an external site.)
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.
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