One 80 minute lecture, 2 x 40 minute student presentations each week (3 credits).
Prerequisites: graduate standing in the natural sciences and/or engineering, OR permission of instructor.
An override is necessary for non-Egr graduate students; please send your PID and NetID to Dr. Brown, email@example.com.
This course will introduce biologists to computational considerations, and computational scientists to biological considerations, in the context of modern biological "grand challenges". Likely topics for 2010 will include metagenomics, non-coding RNAs, genome sequencing and assembly, and next-generation sequencing (e.g. 454, Illumina, SOLiD, and Helicos).
Additional potential topics: genome-scale alignments; RNAi/ncRNA; gene finding; whole-genome phylogenetics; protein structure; databases, data integration, and data warehousing.
The course will be graded on homework, attendance, participation, and presentation.
Please be sure to do the reading and homework even if you must miss a class.
The mailing list archives are available here.
The first homework and reading assignment will be sent out on Thursday, so please be sure to sign up for the mailing list by then.
Lab of Genomics, Evolution and Development / firstname.lastname@example.org