Ben Gurion University, Math & CS Dept.

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Bioinformatics Track - Recommended Schedule

This is the recommended 3-year schedule. Notice that the bioinformatics track is very demanding and requires large efforts from the students, including self-studying materials from courses not in the track. For this reason, students may consider spanning their studies for 4 years. This will allow them to take a few additional important courses that are NOT in the track. A list of these additional recommended courses appears at the bottom. Some of the listed courses may be counted as credits for M.Sc studies.
 

Semester I



153-15041 Advanced English 1  0.0
201-10011  Differential & Integral Calculus A1  6.0 
201-10201  Introduction to Logic &Set Theory  5.0 
202-11001  Computer Lab. Instruction & 0.0 
202-11011  Introduction to Computer Science  5.0 
203-10111  Introduction to Physics 1 # 0.0 
204-10011  Introduction to Chemistry # 0.0 
205-11011  Molecular Biology of the Cell  3.5 
299-11121 Library Instruction 0.0




Total
19.5 

Semester II



153-15051  Advanced English 2  2.0 
201-10021  Differential & Integral Calculus A2  5.0 
201-12041  Data Structures  4.5 
201-19041  Introduction to Linear Algebra A  4.5 
203-10121  (Introduction to Physics 2 * #) 0.0 
201-12201  Discrete Mathematics  5.0 










Total
21.0 

Semester III 

201-10131 Introduction to Probability 3.5 
202-12001 Unix Laboratory 1.0 
202-12011  Automata and Formal Languages  4.5 
202-12031  Systems Programming  5.0 
204-11111  Intr. to Analytical Chemistry A 2.5 
204-11121  General Chemistry A  5.0 




Total
21.5 

Semester IV 

202-12041  Design of Algorithms  5.0 
202-12051  Principles of Programming Languages  5.0 
205-11611 Foundations of Genetics
3.0 
204-11721  Introduction to Organic Chemistry  3.5 
204- 14571 Physical Chemistry for Bio-Informatics 5.0 




Total
21.5 

Semester V 

202-13021  Compiler Principles  4.5 
202-14xx1 Mini Project 1  2.0 
202- 15xx1 Computer Science Elective 2.0  
201-12611  Optimization, Pattern Matching and Search Algorithms 4.0 
205-11691  Biochemistry A  3.0 
205-13491  From Gene to Protein  3.0 
205- 13171 Evolution 3.0  




Total
21.5

Semester VI 

201-18031  Statistics for Bio-Informatics 2.5 
202-18101  Bioinformatics: Theory and Practice 4.0 
202-14xx1 Mini Project 2 **  2.0 
203-11391 Physics 1 for Chemistry * 3.5 
205-19051  Biochemistry B  3.0 
205-11723  Basic Biochemistry Laboratory  1.5 
205-2479 Genetic Engineering  2.5 




Total
19.0

* The order of this two courses can be swapped. Intro. Physics 2 is removed beginning 2003

# Students who studied for five units in physics or chemistry for "Bagrut" do not need to take the corresponding introductory courses.

& for students who luck the knowledge of E-mail, Internet , Windows.

** instead of this course you can take Mini Project in Bio-Informatics  - number 205- 19361.

 

 

List of additional courses recommended for those students spanning their studies through 4 years. The list is in descending order of relevance to the track.

Additional recommended courses: