University of Pittsburgh

2081

Course Title: 
Foundations of Bioinformatics (BIOINF 2051)
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course provides an introduction to selected topics of bioinformatics also known as computational biology. In this course, the difficult computational problems involving different types of biological information are identified using case studies from current literature. Emphasis is on genomic aspects of computational biology with some overview of proteomics and structural aspects. The course is structured as a seminar course intending to draw students into participating in discussions related to both problems and existing solutions.

Prerequisites: 
an introductory biology course and an undergraduate mathematics course
Recitations: 
none
Expected Class Size: 
10
Frequency: 
This course is usually offered in the spring term.
Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017

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