Biostatistics & Medical Informatics 776
Computer Sciences 776
Advanced Bioinformatics (Spring 2002)

General Course Information

  • Instructor: Mark Craven
    Office: 6730 Medical Sciences Center (corner of Charter and University)
    Office Hours: 2:00-3:00pm Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 Wednesday, or by appointment

  • TA: Wei Luo
    Office: 6749 Medical Sciences Center
    Office Hours: 3:00-4:00pm Tuesday & Thursday, or by appointment

  • Meeting Time and Location: 1:00-2:15 Monday & Wednesday
    2317 Engineering

  • Readings:

  • Final Exam: Thursday May 9, 6-8:00pm in Psychology 115

Course Overview

The biological sciences are undergoing a revolution in how they are practiced. In the last decade, a vast amount of data (DNA sequences, protein sequences, etc.) has become available, and computational methods are playing a fundamental role in transforming this data into scientific understanding.

Bioinformatics (computational molecular biology) involves developing and applying computational methods for managing and analyzing information about the sequence, structure and function of biological molecules and systems.

The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of:

Course Requirements

The grading for the course will be be based on: The homework assignments will involve a mix of programming, computational experiments, and written exercises.

Syllabus, Readings and Lecture Notes

Guest Lectures

Last modified: Mon Oct 21 10:19:07 CDT 2002