BMI 576 Introduction to Bioinformatics

3 credits, cross-listed as Computer Sciences 576
The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of the fundamental computational problems in molecular biology and a core set of widely used algorithms. This is the first of two courses on bioinformatics. The topics it will cover include: pairwise sequence alignment, multiple sequence alignment, finding genes in DNA sequences, phylogenetic tree construction, and genome mapping and sequencing. This is currently being taught as a special topics course in Computer Sciences. Prerequisites: Math 222 and Computer Sciences 367.