Subject: Bioinformatics
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 1.5 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Computer Science


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.

Prerequisite(s): CMPT 111 or CMPT 141, BMSC 200.

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