CPSC 068. Bioinformatics
(Cross-listed as BIOL 068 )
This course is an introduction to the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology, with a central focus on algorithms and their application to a diverse set of computational problems in molecular biology. Computational themes will include dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, supervised learning and classification, data clustering, trees, graphical models, data management, and structured data representation. Applications will include genetic sequence analysis, pair wise-sequence alignment, phylogenetic trees, motif finding, gene-expression analysis, and protein-structure prediction. No prior biology experience is necessary.
Group 3 course.
Prerequisite: CPSC 035
Natural science and engineering.
Lab work required.
Eligible for COGS
Catalog chapter: Computer Science
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/computer-science
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