Consider taking Bioinformatic Analysis (GCD 3485) this summer

Introduction to the Computational Characterization of Genes and Proteins

Purpose of Course
This course is an exploration of the emerging field of bioinformatics with a particular emphasis on gaining first-hand experience with how bioinformatics tools are used by investigators in biology. By the end of the course you will have acquired a working knowledge of a diverse range of bioinformatics applications and databases, as well as an understanding of how to interpret the data you find or generate by pursuing the characterization of a hypothetical human gene encoding a protein of unknown function. A major objective is for you to be able to confront the unknown and work through uncertainty, pursue new knowledge using a systematic and thorough strategy, and present what you have learned in a highly effective and professional way. While it's not the primary focus of the class, you should finish the course with a significantly more nuanced appreciation of biological macromolecules, information flow, and cell biology. 

Course Prerequisites 
The only pre-/co-requisite for the course is an introductory course in genetics and cell biology such as the Foundations in Biology courses. 

Course Meeting
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:45 am – 12:30 pm 

Instructor Information 
David Matthes, Email dmatthes@umn.edu with questions.

Syllabus

 

Posted 
February, 2020