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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 338 Bioinformatics

(Also listed as CS 338 )

This introductory course in Bioinformatics is focused on genomics and concepts related to gene structure and function. Students gain knowledge in the utilization of genome databases/browsers and bioinformatic tools employed for gene model prediction (annotation), and use those tools to annotate sequences from various eukaryotic genomes. Students are given instruction on algorithm design based on pattern-matching and gain hands-on experience in the use of algorithms to help predict gene models and to test those models for accuracy within the context of the programming language Perl. Collaboration between students trained in different disciplines (math, computer science, biology) is encouraged in order to address issues in genomics and to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field.

Prerequisite: BI 101 , BI 102 , or CS 201 /CS 202  or written permission of the instructor and Department Chair.