PLNT4610/PLNT7690 BIOINFORMATICS

COURSE SCHEDULE - 2017

Unit

Date(s)

Instr.

Topic




I. The computer as the ultimate general-purpose tool

1

Sept. 7
Sept. 12

BF

Information-driven science
Network computing with Unix
Lecture & Lab   

2

Sept. 14
Sept. 19

BF

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




II. DNA and protein sequence analysis

3

Sept. 21
Sept. 26

BF

Working with DNA and protein sequence data
Lecture & Lab

4

Sept.   28
Oct.      3

BF

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

5

Oct.    10
Oct.   12

BF

Database Similarity Searches
Lecture & Lab

6

Oct. 17
Oct. 19

BF

Multiple sequence alignment
Lecture & Lab


Oct. 24


Mid-term exam (covers Units 1 - 6)
8:30 - 9:45  In class, Machray 113

7

Oct. 26,31
Nov.  2, 7

BF

Phylogenetic analysis
Lecture & Lab




III. Biological databases and the Cloud
8

Nov. 7,9,14,16


Flatfile, relational, and object-oriented databases
Lecture & Lab
9
Nov. 21

The Object-Oriented Web, High Performance Computing
Lecture



IV. Genomics and transcriptomics

10

Nov. 21, 28

BF

Genome assembly

11
 Nov. 28
BF Genome annotation

12

Nov. 30, Dec. 5

BF

Transcriptomics


 


Final exam (covers Units 7 - 12)
Wednesday December 13, 13:30 - 15:30
Location: Engineering E2-160, seats 1 - 22

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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