This course will discuss the cutting edge
developments in bioinformatics and computational biology. The
course also aims to provide exposure to existing bioinformatics
software and databases. In this class, we will discuss recent
publications on computational systems biology and bioinformatics
with emphasis on computer sci ence challenges and
contributions. Each student will be responsible from presenting
one or more such papers in class and joining discussions on papers
presented by the other people in class. Also each student will do
a class project that has the largest impact on the final grade.
Algorithms and Data Structures are
required. Bioinformatics (CAP 5510) is strongly recommended (not
required). I will assume that the students already have basic
knowledge on these topics and are comfortable with basic computer
programming (e.g., with C or Java).
This course will cover the most recent
developments in a broad range of bioinformatics problems. I would
like to put more focus on analysis of pathways. The topics are as
Comparison of biological networks
Essentiality in networks
(Subject to minor changes till the first day of
the semester) Grading will be based on project (50 %),
presentations (20 %), homeworks and quizzes (30 %). Class participation and
novelty in projects will be rewarded by bonus (5 % each). Late
returns will cause deduction of 20 % of the points for each late
There is no text book for this class since we
will use papers as our main source.
Please visit only during office hours. If you really need to
meet me out of the office hours email me to make an
appointment. If I postpone or cancel the office hour, I will
post it in the announcements section and (try to) put a note on
my office door.