Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
BIO 120 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 sem. hrs.
Bioinformatics is the application of computer power to problems in biology and medicine. This course provides an introduction to the problems addressed by the cross-disciplinary field of bioinformatics, and to some of the tools made available by this technology. Students will use bioinformatics to investigate genome organization, gene structure, and the four levels of protein structure. Students are introduced to molecular visualization tools, sequence analysis software, and on-line sequence comparison tools. A short paper is required, investigating a particular gene, its product, the structure of the product, and its function in the cell. Prerequisites: None Cross-listed as CS 120. Three one-hour lectures per week. Offered every fall semester.
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