Jan 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

CS 621 - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology I


Prerequisite, BIOL 208, or CHEM 230. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts behind Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools. Hands-on sessions will familiarize students with the details and use of the most commonly used online tools and resources. This course introduces students to the practical application of structure and sequence analysis, database searching and molecular modeling techniques to study protein sequence, structure and function. Amino acid properties and protein secondary structures will be reviewed as supporting information for understanding the importance of protein sequence. Internet resources, molecular visualization software, and computational algorithms will be introduced to the student for structure analysis. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits