GS04 1251 Practical Bioinformatics
Wood, Richard; Shen, Jianjun, and Liu, Bin. One semester hour. Fall, annually. Grading System: Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: GS21 1017: Foundations of Biomedical Research (Core Course). Audit permitted.
The purpose of this course is to facilitate student learning, at an early stage of their research careers, regarding the basis and implementation of bioinformatics techniques that are especially applicable to research in modern molecular biology. This 5-week course, which will start from October 1 to November 2, 2018, will provide introductory tools in bioinformatics in six areas. This course will cover 5 weekly publication-based discussions and data analysis sessions that will take place in a three-hour weekly session, Fridays from 1-4 p.m. at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville Campus. Each lecture period will start with a one-hour discussion of a primary bioinformatics paper from the literature, with student-led discussion, moderated by course co-organizers. The class will then work on computers to analyze some of the data and understand how figures were generated. Instructors will be faculty from the Department of Epigenetics & Molecular Carcinogenesis.