CSIT 580 Computational Biology

The course exposes students to a wide range of state-of-the-art research and techniques in the field of computational biology. This is a modern discipline dealing with the discovery and implementation of algorithms facilitating the understanding of biological processes. Various statistical, heuristic, and machine learning methods are used for this purpose, as well as graphical tools to visualize the objects. The course is intended to present some biological problems related to the human genome and the computational methods to resolve them. It will cover an introduction to computational biology, the use of computational methods to search for, classify, analyze, and model protein sequences, i.e. to convert the masses of information from biochemical experiments into useful information.




Offered on occasion