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 gaining biological insights and creating new hypotheses. Taught mainly from the primary literature, topics will include genome sequencing and annotation, genome variation, gene mapping, genetic association studies, gene expression, functional genomics, proteomics, single-cell genomics, and systems biology. The course will meet for 3 hours per week.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Coursework: N/A.
    • Programming: Basic proficiency in Python.