Feb 18, 2020  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020
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BIOL 450 - Introduction to Bioinformatics


The huge amount of genetic data being collected need to be organized and analyzed to further our understanding of the diversity of life and to develop ways to cure diseases. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that integrates biology, computer science, graphics, and statistics to manage and analyze data. BIOL450 serves as an introduction to the field of bioinformatics. Lectures will include theories behind genetic evolution, sequence analyses, genome annotation, and protein structure analyses. Labs will involve retrieving genetic data from online databases and computer programming (R software) to analyze those data. A solid understanding of genetics and statistics are required, but prior programming experience is not required. Minimum Junior Class Level; STEM Majors

Pre-req: Pre-req: BIOL 251/ENVS 251
4 credits



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