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 2021 - In person and virtual)

Anna Ritz: aritz-at-reed-dot-edu
Office Hours: M 3-4pm and Th 10-11am; zoom link on the campus directory (sign-in required)
Time & Place
Lecture: MWF 10:05am-10:55am, Zoom
Lab S1: W 1:25pm-3:15pm, ETC 211
Lab S2: Th 1:40pm-3:30pm, ETC 205
Lab S3: Th 3:45pm-5:35pm, ETC 205
Bio31 Drop-In Tutors
Tayla Isensee: 4-6pm Sundays and 3-4pm Tuesdays
Iki Edreva: 7-9pm Mondays and 4-5pm Tuesdays
See Moodle or the academic support page for the zoom links
Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active Learning Approach
Phillip Compeau & Pavel Pevzner
Textbook Website & Rosalind Website
Relevant chapters are freely available online.
Course details, homeworks, and additional readings are available on Moodle (sign-in required)
Course Syllabus
Collaboration Policy
Schedule of Topics