Fundamentals of Bioinformatics


Bioinformatics is the development and application of computational and statistical methods to analyze large data sets from biological and medical experiments. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of major branches of bioinformatics, from the study of DNA sequences to the study of macromolecular structure to the detection of differential gene activity. Students will perform hands-on analyses of publicly available data. There is no computer programming; open-source software applications are used to illustrate concepts and teach students basic skills.

Format: Lecture, Recitation

Prerequisites: MCB1 (BIOL-UA 21)

Corequisites: None

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None


Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Quantitative Skills
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Additional Elective