Bioinformatics Methods and Applications - BINF9010

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Bioinformatics methods and data generated or analysed by these methods are of increasing importance in the biological sciences. This course explores the algorithms, assumptions, applications and limitations of a number of bioinformatics methods used for DNA and protein sequence analysis, biomolecular structure prediction and analysis, and functional genomics including microarray data analysis. Practical work emphasises the use and applications of standard bioinformatics tools and databases. The course starts with a choice of modules (biology for engineers, computer science for biologists) and is therefore suitable for students with a range of backgrounds. Assumed knowledge: Introductory statistics and probability. Computer programming skills not necessary.

This course does not require programming, however it does involve the use of Linux.
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