Bioinformatics has grown from the need to
acquire, archive, communicate, and analyze masses of biological data, such as genome
sequence data. The field blends biology, information science, and mathematics to
distill biological knowledge from biological data.
BIO520 is an introductory course for advanced undergraduate, graduate students, or professionals in life sciences and to information scientists or mathematicians. The vocabulary, data, techniques, problems, and applications of bioinformatics are studied introduced to whet the appetite; advanced students will want to continue with additional, specialized courses.
1997 BIO520 | 1996 A&S500-002
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New for 1998, the class will work as a collaborative research group focused on the hypothesis:
Bioinformatic analysis can reveal critical aspects of the control of carbon metabolism (fermentation vs respiration) in fungi.
Chuck Staben, Associate Professor: Bench scientist seduced by computers. I study the molecular genetics of fungal mating type and antifungal drugs.
Tom Badgett, Graduate assistant: Tom works in my lab, TA's genetics, and is the only person ever to TA BIO520!
New in 1998!
televised lectures/distance-learning mode
all new materials: consed, physical mapping, trait mapping, ...
SeqWeb-a WWW based sequence analysis package from GCG/Oxford Biomolecular
This version of SeqWeb is not sufficient! Back to UNIX!
Brief sections on UNIX scripting