Schedule of Classes




2022 Fall: August 17 - December 20

Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
BIFS 613 Statistical Processes for Biotechnology (3)
Prerequisite: STAT 200. A study of statistical tools such as Bayesian statistics, Markov processes, and information theoretic indices and how they can be used to analyze sequence homology, the presence of motifs in sequences, gene expression, and gene regulation. Topics include information content, mutual information, long-range correlation, repeats, Fourier analysis, and linguistic methods.
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82689 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Herrera, Jesus E Syllabus Course Materials
BIFS 613 Statistical Processes for Biotechnology (3)
Prerequisite: STAT 200. A study of statistical tools such as Bayesian statistics, Markov processes, and information theoretic indices and how they can be used to analyze sequence homology, the presence of motifs in sequences, gene expression, and gene regulation. Topics include information content, mutual information, long-range correlation, repeats, Fourier analysis, and linguistic methods.
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83098 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Herrera, Jesus E Syllabus Course Materials
BIFS 614 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
An introduction to the definitions, implementations, and applications of the most basic data structures used in bioinformatics. Basic formalism and concepts used in algorithm design and the analysis of algorithms are also introduced. The relative efficiency of algorithms is estimated by application of these concepts to biological data analysis. Algorithms and data structures discussed include those for database searches, motif finding, sequence alignment, gene prediction, and microarray analysis.
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82690 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Rumpf, Robert W Syllabus Course Materials
BIFS 617 Advanced Bioinformatics (3)
Prerequisites: UCSP 635 and UCSP 636 or equivalents. An overview of basic programming concepts for performing bioinformatics analyses of biological data. Topics include software development life cycle, data types and data representation, arithmetic and logical operations, conditional execution, iteration, functions, and arrays. An overview of basic data structures is also covered. Emphasis is on bioinformatics pipeline development, automation of data analysis, and building of bioinformatics applications using a high-level programming language
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82691 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Alkharouf, Nadim W Syllabus Course Materials
BIFS 618 Java for Biotechnology Applications (3)
Prerequisite: BIFS 617. A study of basic concepts in Java and object-oriented programming in bioinformatics application development. Emphasis is on web-based, graphical, and database-driven application design. Review covers the function and design of some Java-based bioinformatics tools. Some commonly used libraries in the BioJava project are introduced, and developments of reusable modular application objects are examined. Basic problem-solving skills in the field of biotechnology using Java programming are developed through practical projects.
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82692 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Gao, Shaojian Syllabus Course Materials
BIFS 618 Java for Biotechnology Applications (3)
Prerequisite: BIFS 617. A study of basic concepts in Java and object-oriented programming in bioinformatics application development. Emphasis is on web-based, graphical, and database-driven application design. Review covers the function and design of some Java-based bioinformatics tools. Some commonly used libraries in the BioJava project are introduced, and developments of reusable modular application objects are examined. Basic problem-solving skills in the field of biotechnology using Java programming are developed through practical projects.
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86579 9041 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Alkharouf, Nadim W Syllabus Course Materials
BIFS 619 Systems Level Approaches in Bioinformatics (3)
Prerequisite: BIFS 617. A study of the bioinformatics techniques used in omics (genomics, proteomics, etc.) experiments. Focus is on analyzing experiment protocols, comparing the tools used for these experiments, and interpreting the data resulting from the experiments.
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82693 9040 17 Aug 2022-08 Nov 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Ogg, Sherry L Syllabus Course Materials
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