It can be argued that all of post-genomic life-science requires a bioinformatics component.
Most of us use some Web-based resources to that end. But the Web-based paradigm of
bioinformatics is not well suited
This is increasingly becoming a limiting factor in the lab. Fortunately modern scripting
languages such as Perl, on UNIX based computers have matured to a point where it is reasonable
for wet-lab scientist to acquire the fundamentals of constructing their own, integrated
processes and build on these as their requirements change.
- to support multiple queries based on lists of genes,
- to rerun queries at specific times, as databases grow
- to integrate information from various sources
- and to integrate results into the workflow of wet-lab scientific inquiry.
JTB2020 is designed to introduce you to modern concepts of Computational Systems Biology - the "application domain"
of your graduate studies, while teaching you enough computer skills to put your knowledge into practice. It is offered
within the academic program of
Graduate Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics and satisfies a part of the
program's requirements. Significant computer and programming skills are not a course
requirement, rather the course aims to teach and train the necessary fundamentals. A basic
understanding of bioinformatics concepts, databases and procedures is a prerequisite; JTB2020
is not an overview course but intended to help applying bioinformatics concepts to our
students' own research.
For detailed information, please visit the Course Wiki.
Professor B. Steipe
Informational Protein Folding
Medical Sciences Building, Room 5368
An introductory level 4th year undergraduate or graduate
course in bioinformatics or computational biology
is a course prerequisite. The following courses can be applied towards