BIOSTATS 6011EX - Bioinformatics

External - Semester 2 - 2019

The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the field of Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field that combines biology with quantitative methods to help understand biological processes, such as disease progression. Content includes: Biology basics; Statistical genetics; Web-based tools, data sources and data retrieval; The analysis of single and multiple DNA or protein sequences; Hidden Markov Models and their applications; Evolutionary models; Phylogenetic trees; Transcriptomics (gene expression microarrays and RNA-seq); Use of R in bioinformatics applications.

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