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Introduction to Computational Biology Seminar!
Is your student interested in both computer science and biology? If so, the growing field of computational biology could be the right fit for them! Come have them learn about what computational biology is, and how they can dive in today!
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“How COVID unlocked the power of RNA vaccines” - Nature “25 Down And 71,632 To Go: Scientists Seek Genomes Of All Critters With A Backbone” - NPR “The DNA Data Deluge - Fast, efficient genome sequencing machines are spewing out more data than geneticists can analyze” - IEEE Spectrum In April 2003, scientists working with the National Institutes of Health completed the first draft of the human genome. As a result of one of the greatest scientific advances ever made, scientists have been able...
Students will learn the fundamental aspects of computational biology, including basic skills needed for computational biology, where the field came from, and where we believe the field is heading.
There is no homework, but feel free to check out the course reading after completing the seminar: https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Bioinformatics-Algorithms-Computational-Molecular/dp/0262101068 Also, students are free to continue solving bioinformatics problems on the Rosalind platform (http://rosalind.info/problems/list-view/) at their own pace either on their own or through my multi-week bioinformatics course.
Please signup for your student's account on the Rosalind learning platform under my classroom before class begins here: http://rosalind.info/classes/enroll/305aafe903/ This online platform will be where students can access the course problems for this course and submit their answers to the platform to have them automatically checked. We will not be communicating on this platform, but only using it for the course problems and automatically checking answers. Please also create a Repl.it account to write Python code on: https://repl.it
Student answers to bioinformatics problems are automatically checked through the Rosalind learning platform, and I will assist students in solving the bioinformatics problems on Rosalind (but still let them discover the solutions with their own intuition).
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
For those interested, here is a great timeline on the history of genomic sequencing: https://www.nature.com/immersive/d42859-020-00099-0/index.html Link to my prior research: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/7648/ Useful resources to learn more about genetics and field of bioinformatics: (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00019-w) (https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/04/28/991474676/25-down-and-71-632-to-go-scientists-seek-genomes-of-all-critters-with-a-backbone) (https://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/the-dna-data-deluge) (https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/fact-sheets/DNA-Sequencing-Costs-Data)
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