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7.36/7.91j/BE.490j Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology





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  Course Description


Introduction to computational biology emphasizing the fundamentals of nucleic acid and protein sequence and structural analysis, also including an introduction to the analysis of complex biological systems. Covers principles and methods used for sequence alignment, motif finding, structural modeling, structure prediction and network modeling. Includes exposure to currently emerging research areas.

Subject designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students with strong backgrounds in either molecular biology or computer science. Some foundational material covering basic programming skills, probability and statistics is provided for students with non-quantitative backgrounds.

Spring Semester TR 1-2:30
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