MATH 6685 - Computer applications in biology

Introductory graduate course in bioinformatics to be offered Spring 2017 in UPR-RP. Topics covered will include biological sequences, programming in python, UNIX, sequence alignments, sequence phylogeny, sequence database searches, and gene expresion analysis, including microarray and RNA-Seq analysis, and gene set or pathway analysis.

We will emphasize the fundamental theory behind the analysis, and also present practical problems and their solutions. The course will use open-source bioinformatics tools such as bioconductor, and show how to construct such tools using python.


MATE 3026 or MATE 3028 or CCOM 3033

The course is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in biology or computer science. Students should have some familiarity with programming.

Course schedule

The course will meet Monday and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:20PM in room CNL A-141, Natural Sciences, Rio Piedras Campus, University of Puerto Rico.

For more information

Contact Humberto Ortiz-Zuazaga with any questions.