(web-based and classroom instruction)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics competencies
The course gives a comprehensive entry-level introduction to bioinformatics. It covers a wide variety of topics in bioinformatics, including but not limited to genome analysis, transcription profiling, protein structure and proteomics. Two major goals are 1) to help students understand the scope, basic concepts and theory of bioinformatics; and 2) to become familiar with tools for bioinformatics-related data analysis. Using software tools will be a major component of the course but advanced programming skills are not required. A laptop computer is necessary to use the bioinformatics software and tools in class and while performing the research tasks for the course project.