- This website is for the Fall 2005 version of the course
Broad overview of bioinformatics with a significant
problem-solving component, including hands-on practice using
computational tools to solve a variety of biological problems.
Topics include: database searching, sequence alignment, gene
prediction, RNA and protein structure prediction, construction of
phylogenetic trees, comparative and functional genomics.
Prerequisite: Math 165 or Stat 401 or equivalent.
|| Syllabus PDF
|106 Molecular Biology
|Office hours: Tuesday 10-11 and
||Lecture: MWF 10:00 - 10:50 AM Town
Lab: Th 1:10 - 3:00 PM 1340 MBB
||100 points each
||125 points each*
|Take Home Assignments
*544 students will be required to answer extra questions on
each exam. These questions will emphasize experimental
interpretation and design or concepts related to the journal
Sequence & Genome Analysis, 2nd edition
David W. Mount, Cold Spring Harbor Press, 2004
- August 5: Course web page posted.
- August 17: Updated syllabus posted.
- August 22: Another updated syllabus posted.
- August 24: August 24th power point slides posted.
- August 25: Lab 1 posted.
- August 26: HTML Version of the syllabus posted with
links to lecture slides and labs
- August 31: Updated version of the PAM matrix slides
posted - see August 29th Lecture Slides
- September 2: Updated version of the BLOSUM matrix
slides posted - see August 31st Lecture Slides, the correction is on
- September 2: Effective Wednesday, September 7th:
We will meet in Town 270 for lecture
- September 7: Office hours posted
- September 12: Bayesian evolutionary distance slides
posted - see September 12th Lecture Slides
- September 13: Frequently Asked
Questions page has been posted
- September 14: Multiple sequence alignment slides
posted - see September 14th Lecture Slides
- September 14: Two papers posted as required reading
for 544 students
- September 15: Study
Guide for Exam 1 posted
- September 16: Profile slides posted - see September
16th Lecture Slides
- September 19: Answer keys for Lab 2 and Lab 3 posted
- September 19: Hidden Markov Model slides posted -
see September 19th Lecture Slides
- September 21: The lectures on Monday,
and Wednesday, September 28th will be in the computer lab in 1340 MBB
- October 20: Two papers
are posted as required reading for
BCB544 students in preparation for Exam 2
- October 21: A study
guide for Exam 2 (which
is on Friday, October 28) has been posted.
- October 23: A revised
of Lab 9 has been posted. The revisions were also sent via
- Nov 14: Another required readiing assignment
for 544 has been posted
- Nov 11: A required reading assignment for 544 has been posted
- Nov 28: Project Guidelines and Presentation schedule posted
- Dec 5: All BCB 444 & 544 students required to attend Project Presentations & submit evaluations
- Dec 6: Study Guide for Final Exam has been posted
- Dec 13: The final exam will be on Thursday from 9:45 - 11:45 in Town 270
- Dec 14: The revised study guide has been posted