(2 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of the advanced informatics competencies
Recent advances in genomic technologies, especially the microarray/gene chips technology, enable biologists to generate large amount of complex data. To explore the meaning of the data, one needs sophisticated data mining algorithms and tools. This course is intended to explore different problems and methods in bioinformatics with a focus on the computational and data mining methods for complex data, such as microarray data. A set of basic computational methods and models for analyzing genomic and structural biological data from high throughput technologies will be introduced. Students will be required to complete small projects on some of the methods.