BCH441H (graduate program code BCH1441H) is an introduction to current bioinformatics. The course provides an overview of the sources of biomolecular data, annotation and integration, and the most important strategies for computational inference and the interpretation of results. This includes the “components” – sequence, structure, and function, the “relationships” in phylogeny and in the networks of interactions and regulation, and the “systems” through which we conceptually organize our knowledge. Practical, hands on assignments will introduce public data resources and analysis tools. Along with improving general computer literacy, you will learn to use the programming language and statistical workbench R, with a special emphasis on the kind of everyday tasks of data preparation and analysis that have become indispensable for any life-science laboratory. Application of the material in a systems-biology oriented project will round off the course.
please follow this link to the BCH441H/BCH1441H syllabus.
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