The overall purpose of this course is to help students develop skills in bioinformatics research techniques, apply these techniques to primary-research questions, and make well-supported scientific conclusions that link basic biology and computational techniques.
Apply bioinformatics tools and techniques
Students will apply modern computational tools and techniques to biological data sets, consisting of genomic, transcriptomic, and ecological data.
Students will demonstrate proficiency in reading, interpreting, and discussing research studies that use bioinformatics techniques.
Students will design and execute an original research study using bioinformatics techniques and place the study in context with previous studies described in the primary literature.
Students will demonstrate mastery of elementary scientific communication by describing research results and conclusions in written and oral form at a level that would be acceptable for presentation at an academic conference.