G4120: Introduction to Computational Biology

Columbia University
Department of Microbiology
Spring 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.

Introduction to Computational Biology Spring 2003 Syllabus
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Lecture 1: Overview, Introduction to Macintosh OS X
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Lecture 2: Introduction to Computation Biology
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Lecture 3: NCBI, Internet and Database Resources
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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 7: Introduction to RNA Analysis
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Lecture 8: Introduction to Protein Analysis
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Lecture 9: Multiple Sequence Alignment and Phylogenetics
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Lecture 10: Genomics
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Lecture 11: Macintosh OS X Automation and Scripting
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Lecture 12: Introduction to Unix
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Lecture 13: Introduction to Programming
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