CSci 166-80 / 297-80: Computational Biology

Spring 2008

Instructor: Dr. Liliana Florea (, CS Department. Office hours: Mondays, 4-6 pm (Phillips 714).

TA: Leming Zhou ( Office hours: Tuesdays, 4-5 pm (Phillips 725).

Meeting time and venue: Tuesdays, 6:10 - 8:40 pm. Classroom: ROME 206.

Pre-requisites: CSci 151, or CSci 212, or equivalent; programming experience in C/C++ (preferred) or Java is a must; CSci 177/144 or permission from the instructor.

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of algorithms for computational biology. Topics may include algorithms for: DNA and protein sequence alignments; gene annotation; identification of gene regulatory regions; models of sequence evolution; phylogenetic analyses; comparative genomics; microarray and/or proteomics data analysis. (Flyer)

CRN: 94090 (CS166-80); 94265 (CS297-80)

Neil C. Jones and Pavel A. Pevzner (2004). "An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms (Computational Biology)". The MIT Press. ISBN: 0262101068.

Additional reading and course materials will be distributed in class and/or from the course Blackboard pages.

Tentative Lecture Schedule:

Page last revised March 23rd, 2008.