Introduction to bioinformatics
Lectures: approx 30 h
All graduate students and undergraduate students with a CS background.
The course was last given: new course
The course runs: Fall 2001
The aim of the course is (1) to introduce and survey basic notions in primarily molecular biology, and (2) to study selected problems with a computer science, or mathematics, perspective.
The course is intended to be an introductory course in bioinformatics assuming no prior knowledge in "bio" but some familiarity with "informatics".
Approx 15 lectures (90 min) plus project.
Basic concepts and terminology: Cells, DNA, RNA, genes, genome, chromosomes, amino acids, proteins.
Processes: Cell division, genetic codes and the building of proteins, mutations, error correction, metabolic and regulatory processes.
Selected notions in bioinformatics: Sequence analysis and alignment. Modeling and prediction of protein structure. Biological databases and data mining i biological data. Classification of genes. Physiological modeling. Modeling and simulation of biological processes. (Possibly also visualization, and non-linear modeling.)
To be decided.
Invited teachers from several LiU departments, and possibly external guests.
To be announced.
Home assignments and project.
6 credits (preliminary)
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