BMI 776 Advanced Bioinformatics

Spring - 3 credits
The goals of this course are to provide an understanding of the fundamental computationalproblems in molecular biology and a core set of widely used algorithms. This is the second of two courses on bioinformatics. The topics it will cover include: probabilistic methods for sequence modeling, gene expression analysis, phylogenetic tree construction, protein structure prediction, RNA modeling, whole-genome analysis, and algorithms for exploiting biomedical text sources. A precursor to this course was taught as a special topics course in Computer Sciences in the Fall 1999 semester. Prerequisites: Computer Sciences 576.