Jan 21, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 42500 - Computational Molecular Biology


An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of computational molecular biology. Students are taught the scope and methods of in silico biology, i.e., the application of computational and statistical methods to solving problems in molecular biology. Topics will include homology searching, sequence alignment, molecular phylogenetics, comparative genomics, analysis of gene expression, and predication of macromolecular structures. The course will be taught using a mixed format of lectures and hands-on workshops in a UNIX computer laboratory setting. 
Knowledge and skills in molecular biology, UNIX programming, and statistics are essential for success in this core course required for bioinformatics-concentration students from all majors.
prereq: BIOL 30000 or BIOL 30200 or CHEM 37600; STAT 21300; CSCI 13200 or CSCI 23500 or UNIX proficiency permitted by instructor.
3 hrs
3 cr.