Bioinformatics Applications
Jim Leebens-Mack & Russell Malmberg

PBIO / BINF / BIOL 4550-6550
Fall Semesters, 3 Credits
Tue & Thr 9:30 AM
1501 Plant Sciences
Call Numbers for Fall 2014:
PBIO 4550 - 84257     PBIO 6550 - 84259     BIOL 4550 - 84262     BIOL 6550 - 84265     BINF 4550 - 84267     BINF 6550 - 84269    
BINF 4550 - 84277     BINF 6550 - 84278    
Basic Genetics or molecular biology, and the willingness to use some simple algebra and probability (or permission of department).
State-of-the-art computational analyses of genome, DNA, RNA, and protein sequences will be presented including programs for analyzing these data, and the underlying analysis methods. Topics include: sequence and structure databases; sequence assembly; sequence alignment; evolutionary analyses; gene function prediction; genome annotation; and applications for medical, agricultural and environmental genomics.
Within a few years, your own genome may be sequenced. You and your doctor will use Bioinformatics to predict your own future medical history. This course will introduce you to the methods being used to make predictions from genomic sequences.
Massive amounts of sequence data are being generated. Learn how to manage these data and address specific research questions. Download sequences and assemble genomes! Run programs to analyze the genes! Build phylogenetic trees! Predict structures!
This is a beginning course in bioinformatics. We cover basic principles of the field, provide practice in using some of the computational tools available, and explain how these tools work and what options are available.
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