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.
The only pre-/co-requisite for the course is an introductory course in genetics and cell biology such as the Foundations in Biology courses.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:45 am – 12:30 pm
David Matthes, Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.