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BioinformaticsBioinformatics (BIOL 3301)

Term: 2022-2023 Academic Year Spring


Dr. Antoinesha Hollman
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Dr. Glendora Carter
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Herman Otis Howard
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Bioinformatics is an emerging field that integrates informational science. Bioinformatics utilizes computational
methods to create hypotheses and answer biological questions. Bioinformatics, often requires intensive exploration of
large and complex datasets from public and privately funded databases. Computational tools allow for the data-mining,
harvesting, organizing, and cleaning of datasets used to support hypothesis-driven biological solution. The course is
designed to introduce students to the field of bioinformatics through exploration of key principles, techniques and
technologies. Students will be exposed to relational databases and software such as the NCBI, MEGA, FigTree,
ClustalW, Pfam, IMG, Genbank, BioGPS, PDB and SwissProt. These technologies are designed to allow students
process data and analyze mammalian and microbial genomes at the level of the DNA and protein sequences. Students
will also be able to conduct similarity searches, gene analyses, and under