Biology 300 / Computer Science 300: Bioinformatics will be offered in the fall semester with Oliver Bonham-Carter. Lectures will be held Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am with a weekly lab session on Wednesday at 2:30 pm.
An introduction to the development and application of computational and information science based methods for the investigation of biological phenomena. In this interdisciplinary course, students integrate computational techniques with biological knowledge to develop and apply analytical tools for extracting, organizing, and interpreting information from genetic sequence data. Often participating in team-based activities, students implement and apply useful bioinformatics algorithms. During the weekly laboratory session students employ cutting-edge software tools and programming environments to complete projects, reporting on their results in both written assignments and oral presentations. Prerequisites: BIO 221 and FSBIO 201, or CMPSC 111. Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.