CS177 / CS144: Introduction to Bioinformatics

Course Homepage: Spring 2005

General Course Information:

Dr. Sheri Church, Department of Biology (schurch@gwu.edu)
Dr. Liliana Florea, Department of Computer Science (florea@gwu.edu)
Co-instructor: Dr. Rahul Simha

Office Hours:
Dr. Liliana Florea - Tue 3:00 -- 6:00 pm
Dr. Sheri Church - Thur 1:00 -- 2:30 pm, Fri 11:00 am -- 12:30 pm.

Class Time /Place: CS177 / CS144: Mondays, 3:30 – 6:00 pm, Tompkins 405.

Pre-requisites: CSci 151 or CSci 212; BiSc 13-14. (Spring). Permission from instructors.

Course grading and policies (doc)

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, proteins and protein structure-function, introductory phylogenetics, and use of public databases.

Textbook: D.W. Mount (2001) “Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis”. Cold Spring Harbor Lab Press.
Additional course material will be distributed in class and from the Blackboard course pages.

Lecture schedule:

Page last revised April 29th, 2005.