Courses - Faculty of Science


Bioinformatics

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

BIOINF 701
15 Points

Bioinformatics

An overview of the methods and applications of bioinformatics with specific reference to: internet-accessible database technology, database mining, applications for gene and protein sequence analysis, phylogenetic analyses, three-dimensional protein prediction methods, and genome sequence analysis.

Prerequisite: 30 points from Stage II in Biological Sciences

Restriction: BIOINF 301, BIOSCI 359, 742

BIOINF 702
15 Points

Comparative Bioinformatics

Much knowledge of biological systems is acquired by making comparisons with known systems. Several computational methods, including Markov models, HMMs and dynamic programming can be used in making these comparisons. Technical aspects of these methods and their application to biological problems will be discussed. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 359 or BIOINF 301 or equivalent is assumed. Students lacking this background must take BIOINF 701 as a corequisite.

BIOINF 704
15 Points

Statistical Bioinformatics

The concepts and statistical tools involved in genome-wide association studies (GWAS), whereby genomic regions responsible for certain diseases are identified from the analysis of large amounts of genetic data. Methods for the analysis of gene expression data are also described.

BIOINF 789A
22.5 Points

BIOINF 789B
22.5 Points

Project in Bioinformatics

Prerequisite: COMPSCI 220 and approval of Programme Director

Restriction: COMPSCI 789, STATS 789

To complete this course students must enrol in BIOINF 789 A and B

BIOINF 796A
60 Points

BIOINF 796B
60 Points

MSc Thesis in Bioinformatics

To complete this course students must enrol in BIOINF 796 A and B

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