Biomed Sci 270 Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computer Programming for Biologists

Module: 1
Sponsoring Program: BMS
Administrator: Ned Molyneaux

Course Number: Biomed Sci 270
Course Name: Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computer Programming for Biologists
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director: David Erle

Additional Course Director(s): Josh Pollack
Room Number: RH-502, except 4/7 in RH-402
Campus: Mission Bay
Schedule: 3/30-4/10; MTWThF; 3:00-5:00 Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri, 2:00-4:00 on Wed
Prerequisites: none
Maximum Class Size:

Course Description: This is an introductory course designed for students with a solid biology background who have little or no experience with computer programming and bioinformatics. Students will be introduced to the basics of Python language programming, sequence analysis and analysis of gene expression (e.g., by next generation sequencing). Class time will be divided between small group problem solving sessions, short lectures, and discussions of published research that illustrates important principles in bioinformatics. Students will be expected to complete programming projects (and read relevant papers) outside of class. Students will need a laptop.