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 course is to learn how to analyze DNA, RNA, and protein sequences using computers. Through a combination of foundational examples and current research questions, this course aims to demystify computer science, molecular biology, and some of the ways they intersect.

Course Details (Spring 2020)

Professor
Anna Ritz: aritz-at-reed-dot-edu
Office Hours: W 3:10-4:10pm & Th 10:30-11:30am (or by appointment)
Time & Place
Lecture: MWF 10:00am-10:50am, Physics 240A
Lab S1: W 1:10pm-3:00pm, ETC 211
Lab S2: Th 1:40pm-3:30pm, ETC 211
Lab S2: Th 3:40pm-5:30pm, ETC 211
TAs/Tutors
Madeline (Maddy) Doak, Giorlando (Gio) Ramirez, Sol Taylor-Brill, & James Vesto
DoJo Drop-In Tutoring: Sun 7-9pm & Th 7-9pm, ETC 211
See the Google Calendar for up-to-date office and drop-in tutoring hours
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