G4120: Introduction to Computational Biology

Columbia University
Department of Microbiology
Fall 2009

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Description: This course will introduce graduate students to the concepts and methodology of computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics. It will introduce the databases, web sites, software, operating systems, hardware, algorithms and programming languages currently used to analyze biological data and explain how these tools are best used.

Requirements: Previous or concurrent graduate-level coursework in molecular biology and genetics, basic computer literacy. A laptop computer with Macintosh OS X 10.4.11 or later installed is recommended.

Time and Location: The course will meet Thursdays, between 1 PM and 2:30 PM, in HHSC 1307 (Hammer Health Sciences Building, 701 W. 168th St.). The first class will meet Thursday, September 17, 2009.

 

Introduction to Computational Biology Fall 2009 Syllabus
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Lecture 1: Introduction to Computing
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Lecture 1 Handout: Macintosh OS X Key Commands
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Lecture 2: Introduction to Bioinformatics
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Lecture 3: Introduction to OS X and Unix
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Lecture 4: Introduction to DNA Analysis
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Lecture 5: Introduction to RNA Analysis
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Lecture 6: Introduction to Protein Analysis
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Lecture 7: Internet Resources, Databases and Software
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Lecture 8: Multiple Sequence Alignment and Phylogeny
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Lecture 9: Introduction to Genomics
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