Applied Bioinformatics (PLNT*6500)


The goal of this course is to provide an introductory understanding of the databases and methods used in computational molecular biology research. Topics include: reviewing major molecular databases and their structures, constructing sequence alignments, constructing phylogenics, and finding motifs and genes in biological sequences. Lab sessions include an introduction to Unix and Perl for the biologist and hands-on use of several molecular data analysis programs.