Undergraduate Courses

BCMB 3600 | BCMB 3600H

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Genomics and Bioinformatics

Spring Semesters, Every year, Tues/Thurs, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

3

BCMB/BIOL/CHEM 3100 or BCMB 4010/6010

M. Adams, C. Glover, N. Kannan

An introduction to a broad range of ‘omic’ topics, including functional genomics, microarrays, proteomics, physiological genomics, and bioinformatics.

BIOL 4910 |

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Advanced Topics in Biology – Intro Bioinformatics Lab

Fall semesters, Every year; Mon, 2:30 pm – 4:25 pm

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J. Mrazek

This course introduces students to the field of bioinformatics by guiding them in a search for answers to a specific biological question. The students learn to utilize biological databases and tools on the Internet, understand the information in the databases, and apply simple statistical techniques in interpreting the data.

BINF 4005/6005 | BCMB 4005/6005

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Essential Computing Skills for Biologists

Fall Semesters, Every year, Wed/Fri, 1:25 pm – 2:15 pm

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Permission of department

L. Liu, S. Zhao, J. Gutierrez, C. Bergman

The most essential computing skills for modern biologists, such as MySQL, R, and AWK, as well as how to access and use High Performance Computer clusters and construct reusable data analysis workflows in RCC and the Galaxy system. Emphasis will be on hands-on work on computer work and problem solving.

CBIO 4835/6835 | CSCI 4835/6835

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Introduction to Computational Biology

Spring Semesters, Every year, Tues/Thurs, 9:30 am – 10:45 am

3

None

S. Quinn

Brings together computer science, machine learning, and computer vision analysis techniques. Introduces basic programming concepts within the context of scientific discovery and applying those concepts to current problems in biology using the Python ecosystem.

EHSC 4310/6310 (L) | FDST 4310/6310 (L)

| MIBO 4310/6310 (L)

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Genetic Applications in Environmental Health Science

Spring Semesters, Odd years, Tues/Thurs, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

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BIOL 1103 or 1107-1107L

A. Zimeri

Exploration of environmental and public health issues through the use of genetics.

EHSC 4350 (L) |

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Environmental Chemistry

Not offered on a regular basis

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CHEM 2211 and CHEM 2211L and MATH 1113 Co-requisite: BIOS 2010-2010L or STAT 2000 or ENVE 3510

K. Lu

Chemical principles of environmental processes which result from natural or human-generated phenomena; air, water, and soil chemical reactions involving pollutants and wastes; measurement of pollutants in the environment.

EHSC 4700 |

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Genetic Applications in Environmental Health Science

Spring Semesters, Odd years, Tues/Thurs, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

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BIOL 1103 or 1107-1107L

A. Zimeri

Exploration of environmental and public health issues through the use of genetics.

EHSC 4710 (L) |

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Environmental Biotechnology

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BIOL 1103 or 1107-1107 and BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1108 and CHEM 1110L or CHEM 1211L or CHEM 1311L and GENE 3200-3200D or EHSC 4700

 

Integrated lecture/laboratory course covering the use of molecular genetic tools to solve ecological, environmental, and public health issues.

GENE 4220L |

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Bioinformatics and Modeling Laboratory

Fall Semesters, Every year, Mon/Wed, 9:05 am – 12:05 pm

3

GENE(BIOL) 3200

J. Arnold, J. Bennetzen

Modeling of DNA molecules and their interactions, gene and genome databases, annotation pipelines, the human genome and genetic disorders, ethical considerations or genomics, microarray analyses, proteomics, protein interactions, and modeling of gene networks.

INFO 2000 |

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Informatics I

Fall and Spring Semesters, Every year, Tues/Thurs, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

3

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B. Manning

Introduction to the field of informatics, including modern applications, challenges, computational tools, and techniques. Students will gain hands-on experience identifying, accessing, analyzing, and visualizing data from a wide variety of application domains to enhance their understanding of the world around us.

INFO 4150 |

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Engineering Informatics

Fall and Spring Semesters, Every year, Fridays, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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INFO 2000 or permission of deparment

H. Rao

Provides instruction and insights into data, theory, and application of machine learning algorithms and skills to apply these algorithms to real world datasets and applications in Engineering. The course also provides hands-on experience through project work.

PBIO 4510/6510 | GENE 4510/6510

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Genome Evolution Across the Tree of Life

Fall Semesters, Even years, Tues/Thurs, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

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GENE(BIOL) 3200

J. Leebens-Mack, A. Paterson

Survey of the wealth of information arising from genomic research conducted on diverse species across the tree of life. Students will explore the evolutionary diversification of genomes in phylogenetically remote organisms and refine critical thinking and technical writing skills through analysis of publications drawn from the recent literature.

PBIO 4550/6550 | BINF 4550/6550

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Bioinformatics Applications

Fall Semesters, Every year, Tues/Thurs, 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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BCMB 3600 or BCMB 3600H or GENE 3200-3200D or BCMB 8140 or PBIO (CRSS) 4500/6500

J. Leebens-Mack, R. Malmberg

State-of-the-art computational analyses of genome, DNA, RNA, and protein sequences will be presented, including programs for analyzing these data and the underlying analysis methods.

PBIO 4700/6700 | BINF 4700/6700 | FANR 4700/6700 

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Computational Plant Science

Spring Semesters, Every year

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UNIV 1108 or ENGG 2090 or BIOS 2010(L) or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H

A. Bucksch

Introduces computational techniques to students who are new to programming or do not regularly program using examples from plant science. In doing so, the course introduces basic simulation techniques and imaging techniques that can be specialized and further developed in higher level graduate courses.

POPH 4450/6450(L) | MIBO 4450/6450(L) | IDIS 4450/6450(L)

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 Microbial Genetics and Genomics

Fall Semesters, Every year, Mon/Wed/Fri, 1:25 pm – 2:15 pm

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MIBO 3500 or MIBO 3500E or permission of department

J. Maurer, E. Neidle

Molecular basis of gene regulation in microorganisms with emphasis on systems pertaining to pathogenesis, evolution, and ecology.

CSEE 4750 

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Programming for Computational and Systems Biology

Fall Semester, New Course, Wed/Fri, 10:10 am – 12:00 pm

3

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Paul Zhong-Ru

Essential and practical skills/experiences for students who are interested in finding jobs in pharmaceutical or data mining industry and/or performing research in computational and systems biology.