SEMINAR MUSMACHIM: A sampling of algorithms in computational biology.

Lecturer :

Class Hours

HOMEWORK DUE: June 11 at class. NO EXTENSIONS!!


General :

The course will include both lectures given by me and lectures given by the students. The first and last lectures will be given by me.
Each student will select one or two items (depending on the number of students) from the list of topics given below. Each student will be required to prepare his/her lecture in coordination with me. Each lecture will focus on a particular algorithm applied to solve a current problem in biology. The student will be required to present the algorithmic aspects of the problem in a context understandable to students with no biological background. However, the particular application to biology will also be described (in coordination with me). There will be two or three compulsory easy programming assignments, which will allow the students to taste a little of the "flavor" of these problems. Attendance to all lectures is compulsory.

List of topics to choose from:

This list contains various algorithms for pattern matching, alignment and prediction in one, two and three dimensions applied to various aspects of proteins.
Due to many holidays, this semester we will have only 10 lectures.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH TOPIC

A FEW GENERAL REFERENCES: