PLNT4610/PLNT7690 BIOINFORMATICS

COURSE SCHEDULE - 2018

Unit

Date(s)

Instr.

Topic




I. The computer as the ultimate general-purpose tool

1

Sept. 6
Sept. 11

BF

Information-driven science
Network computing with Unix
Lecture & Lab   

2

Sept. 13
Sept. 18

BF

Operating systems, hardware and software
HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
Lecture & Lab




II. DNA and protein sequence analysis

3

Sept. 20
Sept. 25

BF

Working with DNA and protein sequence data
Lecture & Lab

4

Sept.   27
Oct.      2

BF

Sequence similarity searches
Lecture
Lab:Dot-matrix searches
Lab:Pairwise similarity searches

5

Oct.     4
Oct.     9

BF

Database Similarity Searches
Lecture & Lab

6

Oct. 11
Oct. 16

BF

Multiple sequence alignment
Lecture & Lab


Oct. 18


Mid-term exam (covers Units 1 - 6)
8:30 - 9:45  In class, Agriculture 137

7

Oct. 23,25,30

BF

Phylogenetic analysis
Lecture & Lab




III. Biological databases and the Cloud
8

Nov. 1,6,8


Flatfile, relational, and object-oriented databases
Lecture & Lab

Nov. 12 -16

Fall break
9
Nov. 20

The Object-Oriented Web, High Performance Computing
Lecture



IV. Genomics and transcriptomics

10

Nov.  22, 27

BF

Genome assembly

11
Nov. 29
BF Genome annotation

12

Dec. 4,6

BF

Transcriptomics


 


Final exam: Wed. Dec. 19, 13:30 - 15:30
Agriculture 130

The dates and content of lectures listed above may change as the course progresses.

This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor and/or based on the learning needs of the students but such changes are subject to Section 2.8 of the ROASS- Procedure.

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