Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

BIO 760 Introduction to Bioinformatics and Genomics

4 hours; 4 credits. Introduction to the representation and analysis of biological sequence and structural information. Description and use of nucleic acid, protein, structure, sequence motif, genome, literature, and other relevant databases. Overview and discussion of basic sequence manipulations and analyses including sequence assembly and editing, restriction and protease analysis, coding region identification, gene prediction, database searching and similarity analysis, pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, PCR primer design, phylogenetic analyses, protein structure and property prediction, RNA structure prediction, and microarray analyses. Course format includes lectures and sequence analysis exercises. Prerequisite: BIO 312 or equivalent. Recommended: BIO 370 or BIO 352 or equivalent and BIO 751 or equivalent. Not open to students who have taken BIO 326.