CAP 5510 (Bioinformatics)

Instructor: Tamer Kahveci
Location: CSE 221
Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7th period (1:55 - 2:45 PM)
Office hour: Monday/Wednesday 1:00 - 1:45 PM
Contact: E566 (office), 352-294 6654 (office phone)
TA: Aisharjya Sarkar (Office hours: Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Location = 309)


This course will discuss the major components of bioinformatics data (such as DNA and protein sequences and protein structures) and how computer technology is used to understand this data better.



I will assume that you have already taken data structures and algorithms courses and you are comfortable with basic computer programming (e.g., with C or Java).


I am planning to cover the following topics.


Grading will be based on homeworks and quizzes (50 %), project (50 %). I will reward high quality projects with up to 2.5 % bonus points. 90% or more attendance will be rewarded with up to 2.5 % bonus.

Text book:

I will teach this course from multiple books and some research papers. Therefore, I do not require any textbook. For interested students, I recommend the following books as resources:


Tamer Kahveci