

Course ID:  BCMB(BINF) 8210. 3 hours. 
Course Title:  Computational Methods in Bioinformatics 
Course Description:  Computational methods, including development and implementation
of computer codes, used to solve biological problems;
development and solution of statistical and mathematical
biological models. Topics include biosequence comparison and
analysis, functional site prediction, structure prediction and
analysis, and biological data analysis. 
Oasis Title:  COMP METHODS 
Prerequisite:  CSCI 4470/6470 or BCMB 4010/6010 or CHEM 6911 or MATH(CSCI) 4630/6630 or permission of department 
Semester Course Offered:  Offered fall semester every year. 
Grading System:  AF (Traditional) 

Course Objectives:  Students will learn how to approach biological problems from a
computational perspective, how to collect basic statistics, how
to build statistical/mathematical models, and how to solve
modeling problems computationally and implement computer code.
Students will be required to develop their own computer tools to
solve selected bioinformatics problems. 
Topical Outline:  This course will include topics such as, but not limited to, the
following: applications of rigorous statistical and
mathematical methods for approaching complex problems in
biochemistry and molecular biology; development and
implementation of computer codes to solve interesting biological
problems. 