Foundations of Bioinformatics - STA546

Course Objectives

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field involving molecular biology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics. Most data sets are very large and so require computationally intensive algorithms. This course intends to introduce students to many areas of biological data, along with algorithms and software to help model biological processes. 

Course Topics

  • Basics of molecular biology structures
  • Introduction to software
  • Sequence alignment and assembly
  • Gene and protein expression analysis
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Evolutionary Models

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