MGY441H1: Bioinformatics



This course is an introduction to computational methods and internet resources in modern biochemistry and molecular biology. The main topics include: sequence and genome databases, sequence alignment and homology search, use and interpretation of molecular structure, and phylogenetic analysis. Assignments focus on hands-on competence building with web-based bioinformatics tools and databases, downloadable software including a molecular viewer and a multiple sequence alignment editor, and the statistics workbench and programming language “R”.

Note: BCB420H1 extends this syllabus to computational topics of systems biology.

BCH210H1/ BCH242Y1; BCH311H1/ MGY311Y1/ PSL350H1. Students who do not have all of the required prerequisites are encouraged to contact the course coordinator to seek a waiver.
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)