Satish Bhalla Johnson C Smith University

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Course Overview

Major advances in the fields of genomics have led to an explosive growth in the biological information. This deluge of genomic information has, in turn, led to an absolute requirement for computerized databases to store, organize and index the data, and for specialized tools to view and analyze the data. Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science and information technology merges to form a single discipline.

This course will include genome sequence acquisition and analysis sequence analysis software, pairwise and multiple, sequence alignments, database searches, and some case studies. The students will learn from extensive hands on exercises.

Course Objectives/Outcome

At the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • understand DNA structure and replication, genetic code and human genome project.
  • use sequence analysis software to analyze and interpret various types of data including nucleotide and amino acid sequences.
  • analyze, develop and implement tools that enable efficient access and management of different types of information.
  • use UNIX, and PERL for pattern recognition and searches.