Email: xhx at ics.uci.edu
Office Location: 4058 Bren Hall
Office hours: TT after class
Meeting information: TT 3:30-4:50pm    Room: ICS 253
Course code: 35370
Recent breakthroughs in sequencing technology, genomics, gene expression profling, and compuational science have changed the face of modern biology, transforming it into a largely information-based science. This course introduces the state-of-the-art computational methods used in studying modern biological systems. We study the principles of algorithm design for biological datasets, analyze commonly used algorithms, and apply them to solve real-life problems. The course serves as an introductory course to the rapidly growing field of computational biology and bioinformatics. Students involved in active research in biology or bioinformatics are encouraged to bring their own research projects into the class, and develop them into course projects by teaming up with students from computer science.
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