TA: Heather Goldsby, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two 80 minute lectures (3 credits).
Prerequisites: graduate standing in the natural sciences and/or engineering, OR permission of instructor. (An override is required to enroll for this course; please send the your full name and PID to the instructor.)
No prior computational experience is required.
This course will introduce biologists to computational thinking, practical computational techniques, and research topics in computational evolution. The course will consist of three intensive hands-on 5-week modules: computational competence in UNIX; data mining and hypothesis generation using the Avida digital life platform and computational analysis of large-scale resequencing data from the Lenski Lab E. coli long-term evolution experiment.
This course is offered as part of the BEACON NSF Science and Technology Center, http://beacon.msu.edu/.
Office hours will be from 1-3pm on Thursdays; during that time, Heather will be available in her office, BEACON 1450, as well as via e-mail and Skype ('heathergoldsby') to help you with any problems.
Go here for lecture links, homework, etc.
Lab of Genomics, Evolution and Development / email@example.com