BCH441H1: Bioinformatics

Hours: 
24L/12T

This course is an introduction to computational methods and internet resources in modern biochemistry and molecular biology. The main topics include: sequence and genome databases, sequence alignment and homology search, use and interpretation of molecular structure, and phylogenetic analysis. Assignments focus on hands-on competence building with web-based bioinformatics tools and databases, downloadable software including a molecular viewer and a multiple sequence alignment editor, and the statistics workbench and programming language "R". For syllabus details see: www.biochemistry.utoronto.ca/undergraduates/courses/BCH441H/

Note BCB420H1 extends this syllabus to computational topics of systems biology.

Prerequisite: 

BCH210H1/​BCH242Y1; BCH311H1/​MGY311Y1/​PSL350H1 or special permission of the course coordinator

Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)