Lectures are held F, 3:00-4:00 in Zoom . See syllabus for information on joining lectures by Zoom or watching recordings.
Jeff Kinne's office hours: M-F 11-noon, 2-3pm (see syllabus for how office hours will work) in Root Hall A-142 and in Teams.
The catalog description for this course is: "An introduction to computational biology. Topics may include principles and methods used for sequence alignment, motif finding, structural modeling, structure prediction and network modeling, as well as currently emerging research areas. A focus is placed on the computational cost of solving problems Â in terms of CPU time, memory, and disk space. Study of the core algorithms used to solve problems."
We will take some time to go through fundamental CS (terminal/linux, programming, program analysis, etc.) and biology (experimental validation, maybe some others) concepts. We then focus on computational biology problems that are parts of research at ISU. We will study different types of biological sequencing and algorithms for dealing with these. We will also survey clustering algorithms and see their application to research. We will use ISU research (the instructor's, and students' research if you would like) as case studies throughout. Other topics may be covered as time allows and depending on interests of the class.
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