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GS11 1073  Introduction to Genomics and Bioinformatics

Xiong, Momiao; Fu, Yun-Xin. Three semester hours. Fall annually. Prerequisites:Calculus, statistics, and consent of instructor.

This course introduces basic concepts, statistical methods and computational algorithms and tools for the creation and maintenance of databases of biological information, DNA sequence analysis, modeling of evolution, genetic studies of complex diseases including linkage analysis, linkage disequilibrium and association studies, gene expression data analysis, and identification of biological networks. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts behind Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools. Hands-on sessions will familiarize students with the details and use of the most commonly used online tools and resources.