Cross-listed (UGrad+Grad) course, Remote, 2020
Biological sciences are undergoing a revolution in how they are practiced. In the last decade, a vast amount of data (Electronic Health Records (EHR), DNA sequences, protein sequences, etc.) has become available, and computational methods are playing a fundamental role in transforming this data into scientific understanding. Bioinformatics involves developing and applying computational methods for managing and analyzing information about the clinical, sequence, structure and function of biological molecules and systems. Topics will include understanding the evolutionary organization of genes (genomics), the structure and function of gene products (proteomics), the dynamics for gene expression in biological processes (transcriptomics), and other omics data including tumor tissue imaging, MRIs, EEG, ECG, and numerous human diseases and disorders. Students will also learn about the technology behind the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), also known as the High Throughput Sequencing (HTS), Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and get skills to analyze associated datasets to decipher useful information.