Instructor:
Christina Boucher
Office: 344 Computer Science Building
Office Hours: Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:15
Email: cboucher at cs.colostate dot edu
 
Lectures:
Time: T/R 2 to 3:15
Place: Engineering B 105

The past decade has seen an explosion of biological data, including the DNA sequence of a number of organisms. The course is aimed at graduate students in computer science who are interested in bioinformatics. It is intended to introduce students to the practice of assembling and analyzing short-read sequencing data from Roche 454, Illumina, Pacific Biosciences, and other next generation sequencing platforms.
 
Students completing the course will be able to map short-read data to sequenced genomes and query the mapping for variations and transcript prevalence.

This will be a project based course. All students will work independently on a project that should involve some concepts from the course and involve a significant amount of computational analysis or programming. Thus, knowledge and experience algorithms (including order notation), data structures (such as hash functions), unix, and C++ or Java is required for this course.

News:
August 2015: The first day of class is August 25th.