Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

COMP 416 - GENOME-SCALE ALGORITHMS

Long Title: GENOME-SCALE ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES
Department: Computer Science
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): COMP 182
Description: Since the advent of Sanger Sequencing in 1977, computer scientists have been devising algorithms and software tools to interpret and analyze DNA sequences. The field of bioinformatics focuses on computational approaches to solving biological questions. This course will serve as an introduction to widely used algorithms in bioinformatics used for pattern searching, genome assembly, sequence alignment, and clustering of biological data. No prior knowledge of biology is assumed. The class involves several programming assignments. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: COMP 519.