Protein Bioinformatics Topics
Instructor: Lenore Cowen
Halligan 237; 7-5134; email@example.com
Office Hours: by appointment
Lectures: Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, Halligan 106.
Rough schedule; subject to change
Description: We will look at protein bioinformatics, from sequence analysis to structure analysis and prediction, all the way to protein-protein interaction networks. This course is designed to be open both to biologists with little computational background and to computer science majors with little biology background. While little background is assumed, we will develop enough background in the course to be able to explore current research topics in the area.
Prerequisites: Junior, Senior or Graduate Standing, or permission of the Instructor
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Structure of the class: Primary work in the class is a (group or individual) project. This may or may not involve our group participation in the CAFA experiment depending on the interests of students in the class.
1) If you are a graduate student, you may be asked to scribe lecture notes once during the semester. These notes are polished and handed out to the others in the class; at the end of the class there 's a beautiful set of lecture notes from these notes.
2) "Journal club": students will be asked to read research papers and write 3 paragraph summaries.
3) Short 30 min exercises assigned occasionally to familiarize with existing website, database, or software resources.
4) You will author a Proteopedia page for a particular protein by the end of the semester.