G4120: Introduction to Computational Biology

Columbia University
Department of Microbiology
Fall 2003

Instructor: Oliver Jovanovic, Ph.D.

Description: This course will introduce graduate students to the concepts and methodology of computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics. It will introduce the databases, web sites, software, hardware, algorithms and programming languages currently used to analyze biological data and explain how these tools are best used. The course will focus on Macintosh OS X and computational biology applications that run under that operating system.

Requirements: Previous or concurrent graduate-level coursework in molecular biology and genetics, basic computer literacy, and a laptop computer with Macintosh OS X 10.2.6 or later installed.

Introduction to Computational Biology Fall 2003 Syllabus
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Lecture 1: Overview
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Lecture 1 Handout: Macintosh OS X Key Commands
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Lecture 1 Handout: Health Sciences Internet Settings
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Lecture 2: Introduction to OS X
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Lecture 2 Handout: Macintosh OS X Tips
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Lecture 3: Introduction to Bioinformatics
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Lecture 4: Macintosh OS X
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Lecture 5: Macintosh OS X Troubleshooting
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Lecture 6: Introduction to DNA Analysis
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Lecture 6 Handout: BLAST Algorithm
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Lecture 7: Introduction to RNA Analysis
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Lecture 8: Introduction to Protein Analysis
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Lecture 9: Internet Resources, Databases & Multiple Sequence Alignment
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Lecture 10: Phylogeny
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Lecture 11: Genomics
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Lecture 12: Introduction to Automation
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Lecture 13: Introduction to Unix
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Lecture 14: Introduction to Programming
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