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BIOL 4424 Computational Foundations of Bioinformatics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Biology is increasingly a field dominated by high-throughput methods, yielding large data sets which require data analysis using both public domain/commercial software as well as new algorithms to be implemented in a programming language. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary area concerned with the application of mathematics, statistics and programming to solve mainstream problems in biology. In this course, we will learn basic bioinformatics computer skills: UNIX, python and perl programming parsing biological databases.


Instructor(s): Peter Clote

Prerequisites: Calculus 100, 101

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course is not open to students who have taken MC 140 and MC 141, or equivalent.
This course will normally count as an upper division bio-elective. With departmental approval, it can instead count as a math substitute. It cannot count for both.


Last Updated: 08-Jan-14