This course will teach experimental biologists the basics and hands-on knowledge of bioinformatics programming. In today’s world, most graduate students in the Molecular Genetics will encounter situations where they have to make use of computational tools and deal with larger amounts of data. The main objective of this class is to give students the power of automation via Bioinformatics programming. The class will teach by example and will make students comfortable with doing basic programming, adapting existing programs to their need and interface with standard bioinformatics software such as BLAST, clustalW or others. No previous programming experience required.

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Coordinator: Dr. Philip Kim and Dr. Gary Bader

Dates: Mondays & Fridays, September 12 - October 28,  2016 (no class Sept. 23 & Oct. 10)

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Place: Donnelly Red Room

Enrollment: Class size is limited to 30 students