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BMME 8053 Introduction to Bioinformatics: Getting Started

The primary goal of this course is to introduce the student to the field of bioinformatics and the skills needed to manipulate datasets from biological studies. Computer exercises will include working in the UNIX/LINUX environment, interpretation of DNA

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BMME 8053: Introduction to Bioinformatics

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Course Number: BMME 8053

The primary goal of this course is to introduce the student to the field of bioinformatics and the skills needed to manipulate datasets from biological studies.  Computer exercises will include working in the UNIX/LINUX environment, interpretation of DNA sequence analyses, and gaining a familiarity with online bioinformatics resources.  There will be an emphasis on hands on practice through the guidance of the instructor. 

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Course Number: BMME 8053

Textbook Information:

  1. The student will need a computer with privileges to install software.  Use of an Apple is recommended.  If the student has a PC, it will need to have Cygwin to allow access to a UNIX interface.  Instructions for installing Cygwin will be provided in the course.
  2. The NCBI Handbook – Available free online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21101/
  3. Weekly reading assignments and instructional videos will provided during the course.  
  4. UNIX Introduction - Available free online at http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/unixintro.html

 

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Course Number: BMME 8053

At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Use UNIX and Perl to efficiently extract data from tab delimited text files.

2. Locate appropriate online databases for accessing genomic data and metadata.

3. Recognize and describe file formats used for bioinformatics.

4. Propose the appropriate bioinformatics analysis for a project.

5. Assess the analytical strengths and weaknesses of published studies.

These are directly related to the Program Learning Outcomes for Marine Biology, Coastal Zone Management and Marine Environmental Science. 

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