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BIO8211 Bioinformatics

Short Description: Bioinformatics
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010999 - Biological Sciences not elsewh
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 February 2019

Requisites

Co-requisite: BIO2209

Synopsis

You will be introduced in an integrated approach to the cross-disciplinary field of Bioinformatics. This course provides an introduction to both theoretical and practical aspects of DNA and protein sequence analysis including the searching of DNA, protein and nucleic acid databases using homology-based and pattern-based search algorithms, as well as sequence comparisons and alignments and evolutionary analysis. You will develop skills in interfacing with and retrieving information from sequence and genome databases. Methods of sequence alignment including dynamic programming and the supporting statistical theory are introduced. Topics include collection of sequences, sequence alignment, prediction of RNA secondary structure, phylogenetic relationships, gene prediction and protein structure prediction.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba