CS144: Introduction to Bioinformatics

Course Homepage: Fall 2007

General Course Information:

CRN: 64098

Dr. Liliana Florea, Department of Computer Science (florea@gwu.edu)

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm, Phillips 714.

Class Time /Place: Mondays, 3:30-6:00 pm, Tompkins 411.

Pre-requisites: None, officially. Recommended background: CSci 151 or CSci 212; BiSc 13- 14. (Spring).

Course Description: This course will provide a broad introduction to the area of bioinformatics. Topics include: biochemistry overview, databases, the alignment problem, sequence analysis methods, introductory phylogenetics, use of public databases, and proteins and protein structure-function.

Recommended textbook(s):
- D.W. Mount (2001) Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis. Cold Spring Harbor Lab Press.
- P.G. Higgs and T.K. Atwood (2005) Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution. Blackwell Publishing.

Additional course material will be distributed in class and from the Blackboard course pages.

Lecture schedule:

Page last revised August 15th, 2007.