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BioInformatics Courses
776 Advanced Bioinformatics

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Course Description: 3 credits. The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of the fundamental computationalproblems in molecular biology and a core set of widely used algorithms. This is the second of two courses on bioinformatics. The topics it will cover include: probabilistic methods for sequence modeling, gene expression analysis, phylogenetic tree construction, protein structure prediction, RNA modeling, whole-genome analysis, and algorithms for exploiting biomedical text sources. A precursor to this course was taught as a special topics course in Computer Sciences in the Fall 1999 semester.

Prerequisites: Computer Sciences 576

Instructor: Colin Dewey
Email: cdewey@biostat.wisc.edu
Office: 6720 Medical Sciences Center
Office Hours: Tue 2-3pm, Wed 1-2pm, or by appointment

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Meeting Time and Location:
9:30-10:45am Tuesday and Thursday
3534 Engineering Hall


Required text: Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids. R. Durbin, S. Eddy, A. Krogh, and G. Mitchison. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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Final Exam:
7:25pm-9:25pm Monday, May 14, 2007

Course Director
Mark Craven, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics and Computer Science
6730 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1510

Phone: 608-265-6181
Fax: 608-263-0415


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