Nov 30, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CS 338 Bioinformatics

(Also listed as BI 338 )

The focus of this course is on genomics including concepts in gene structure and function. Students will gain knowledge in the utilization ofgenome databases/browsers and bioinformatics tools employed for gene model prediction (annotation), and use those tools to annotate sequences from various eukaryotic genomes. Students will be given instruction on algorithm design based on pattern-matching and will 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) will be 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