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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 438 Bioinformatics

This is an interdisciplinary course in Bioinformatics offered by the Departments of Computer Science/Math and Biology. The focus of this course is on genomics including concepts in gene structure and function.  Students will 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 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.