G4120: Introduction to Computational Biology

Columbia University
Department of Microbiology
Fall 2007

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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 10.4.10 or later installed.

 

Introduction to Computational Biology Fall 2007 Syllabus
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Lecture 1: Overview
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Lecture 1 Handout: Macintosh OS X Tiger Key Commands
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Lecture 2: Introduction to Computing
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Lecture 2 Handout: Macintosh OS X Tiger 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: Introduction to DNA Analysis
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Lecture 6: Introduction to RNA Analysis
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Lecture 7: Introduction to Protein Analysis
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Lecture 8: Introduction to Internet Resources, Databases and Software
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Lecture 9: Multiple Sequence Alignment and Phylogeny
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Lecture 10: Genomics
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Lecture 11: Introduction to Automation and Programming
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