Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Penn State Science
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BMMB 852

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Applied Bioinformatics (2 credits) - This course provides a foundation for students with biology backgrounds in the computational analysis and interpretation of biological data.

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The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation in the various applications of high-throughput sequencing including: chip-Seq, RNA-Seq, SNP calling, metagenomics, de-novo assembly and others. The course material will concentrate on presenting complete data analysis scenarios for each of these domains of applications and will introduce students to a wide variety of existing tools and techniques. By the end of the course work students will understand common bioinformatics data formats and standards, become familiar with the practice of analyzing sequencing data from various instruments and will develop the computationally oriented thinking that is necessary to take on large-scale data analysis projects.