This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2019 to April 2020.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2019-2020, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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BINF 200.3: Introduction to Bioinformatics

An introduction to the main concepts, techniques, data resources and terminology in bioinformatics. Topics include algorithms for sequence alignment, sequence assembly, phylogenetics, structure prediction, functional genomics, sequence motifs, proteomics, and genome annotation. Students will also learn to use major proteomic and genomic databases, to utilize bioinformatics software toolboxes, and to write simple bioinformatics programs in a scripting language.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours
Prerequisite(s): CMPT 111 or CMPT 141, BMSC 200.


BINF 210.3: Introduction to Bioinformatics Applications

Provides an introduction to Bioinformatics, and experience with select bioinformatics tools and databases currently utilized in the life sciences. Focus is on analysis, storage, and manipulation of genomic and proteomic information. Topics include major databases, common sequence formats, protein and nucleotide sequence alignment, BLAST, genome annotation, microarrays, gene expression, primer design, high-throughput data analysis.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 2 Tutorial hours
Prerequisite(s): BMSC 200.3 or equivalent.
Note: Students with credit for BINF 200 cannot get credit for BINF 210. Students cannot take BINF 200 and BINF 210 concurrently.


BINF 298.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


BINF 299.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours


BINF 300.3: Algorithms in Bioinformatics

The principles underlying computational techniques for investigating protein and nucleic acid structure, genome mapping and sequence assembly, sequence analysis, gene expression analysis, gene prediction and genome arrangement.

Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Prerequisite(s): CMPT 280.3; BINF 200.3; and one of BIOC 300.3 or BIOL 226.3 or MCIM 326.3.


BINF 398.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


BINF 399.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


BINF 400.3: Advanced Techniques in Bioinformatics

Senior students will be introduced to research in an advanced area of bioinformatics through completion of a research project under the supervision of a faculty member proficient in the area. They also will be required to attend research seminars as directed by the course coordinator.

Weekly hours: 4 Practicum/Lab hours and 1 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Director. Preference will be given to Honours students in the program.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): BINF 300


BINF 498.3: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours


BINF 499.6: Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours