Computational Molecular Biology and Genomics - Fall 2013

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Final Exam:
    Date:   Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Location:   Doherty Hall 1112     Note that this is not our regular room.
    This exam is closed book. You may bring two pages (or one page, front and back) of your own notes.

Review session:   Wednesday, Dec 11th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm   MI 448
This will be a question/answer session, not a formal lecture. Come prepared with questions.

Course Summary

An advanced introduction to computational molecular biology, using an applied algorithms approach. The course will survey established algorithmic methods, including pairwise sequence alignment and dynamic programming, multiple sequence alignment, fast database search heuristics, hidden Markov models for molecular motifs, phylogeny reconstruction and gene finding. We will explore emerging computational problems in genomics through special topics lectures and literature assignments in 02/3-711/15-856.     Course numbers demystified.

Administrative Information

Lectures: T,Th 10:30am 11:50am,   Location: Doherty Hall 1217    

Dannie Durand,, 8-6036
   Office hours:  Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 6:30pm,   Mellon Institute 646

Teaching Assistant: Philip Davidson
   Office hours:   Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm,   Porter Hall A19C

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