We can sequence an entire human genome for a few thousand dollars. Now what? High-throughput technologies produce massive amounts of data, much too large to analyze by hand. The goal of this class is to learn how to analyze DNA and RNA sequences using computers. We will learn how to build computational tools that are used to analyze DNA content, identify protein binding patterns, compare sequences, and discover variation within genomes.

Course Details (Spring 2018)

Professor
Anna Ritz: aritz-at-reed-dot-edu
Office Hours: Tu 10:00am-11:00am & Th 11:00am-12:00pm (or by appointment)
See the Google Calendar for up-to-date information
Time & Place
Lecture: MWF 10:00am-10:50am, Library 204
Lab S1: M 1:10pm-3:00pm, ETC 208
Lab S2: Tu 1:10pm-3:00pm, ETC 208
TAs/Tutors
Lab S1 TA: TBD
Lab S2 TA: Mitra Shokat, Hayden Adoff
See the Google Calendar for up-to-date office hours (including DoJo drop-in tutoring)
Textbook
Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach
Edition 2, Volume 1
Phillip Compeau & Pavel Pevzner
Textbook Website & Rosalind Website
Course details, homeworks, and additional readings are available on Moodle
Course Syllabus
Collaboration Policy
Google Calendar (including office hours) and Schedule of Topics