Bioinformatics for Computer Scientists

Bioinformatics for Computer Scientists aims to introduce computer scientists to the field of bioinformatics. The vast amounts of data produced in genomics related research has significantly transformed the role of biological research. High-throughput automated biological experiments require advanced algorithms, implemented in high-performance computing systems, to interpret their results.

This course will focus on analyzing complex data sets in the context of biological problems. Students will design and implement systems that are reliable, capable of handling huge amounts of data, and utilize best practices in interface and usability design to accomplish common bioinformatics related problems. While this course should be of interest for students interested in biological sciences and biotechnology, techniques and approaches taught will be applicable to other fields.