QBS 146/GENE 146: Foundations of Bioinformatics I

Course Director: Dr. Michael Whitfield

  • Course description: The sequencing of the complete genomes of many organisms is transforming biology into an information science. This means the modern biologist must possess both molecular and computational skills to adequately mine this data for biological insights.  Taught mainly from the primary literature, topics will include genome sequencing and annotation, genome variation, gene mapping, gene expression and functional genomics, proteomics and systems biology.   The course will meet for 3 hrs per week.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Dartmouth Coursework: QBS 100 or equivalent biological coursework.
    • Permission of the instructor Michael Whitfield.