Introduction To Bioinformatics

Course Number: 
Graduate Education
2 Credit Hours
Course Description: 
The principle objective of bioinformatics is to find the relationships between DNA and protein sequence on the one hand, and biological function and disease on the other. Bioinformatics is the application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine. The goal of this course will be to give students overviews and practical application skills in the following topics: databases, sequence alignment, gene and regulatory sequence recognition, Perl, Bioperl, R, and Bioconductor programming, and Linux for Biologists. Students will be able to immediately start using these tools, or to move on to courses or tutorials at higher levels.