Programming for Biologists

PREREQUISITE: BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (V23.0021-0022 OR EQUIVALENT) OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

Section 001 is for Graduate Students.

This course provides introductory theory and hands-on training in bioinformatics for graduate students or advanced undergraduates in biology who have no prior computational experience. Knowledge of foundational concepts and practical applications acquired in this course will provide a starting point for further advanced study in bioinformatics and computational biology. Hands-on exercises will introduce students to the Linux operating system and provide basic computer programming skills as applied to bioinformatics, using Python. Topics covered: pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, BLAST and related algorithms, sequence motifs, Hidden Markov Models, gene expression analysis, and resources for functional associations (gene ontology, pathways and networks).

Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Fall 2020

1
Brian Parker
W: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM; W: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM ONLI
1
Manpreet Katari
W: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM; W: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM ONLI
1
Srinivasan Varadarajan
W: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM; W: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM ONLI