lecture1 - Csci 3003: Introduction to Computing in Biology...

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Course Overview Prof. Chad Myers Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Minnesota cmyers@cs.umn.edu Csci 3003: Introduction to Computing in Biology (Spring 2010)
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Welcome to CSci 3003 Course: Introduction to Computing in Biology Instructor: Chad Myers, Assistant Professor Teaching assistants: Steve Damer (CS graduate student) Jacob Inda (Biochemistry major, CS minor) Chad Myers Office: 5-217 EE/CS Building Phone: (612) 624-8306 Email: cmyers@cs.umn.edu Office hrs: Thursdays, 4-5:30pm Steve Damer Office: 2-206 EE/CS Building Email: damer@cs.umn.edu Office hrs: 6-7:30pm, Tuesdays Jacob Inda (Lab TA) Email: indax003@umn.edu
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Text Book Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics , James Tisdall, O'Reilly, 2001. Other useful references: Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics , Jonathan Pevsner, Wiley- liss, 2003. Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics , James Tisdall, O'Reilly, 2003. Programming Perl . Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant, 3rd ed., O'Reilly, 2000.
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Course Design Labs/Homework (40%): ~8-9 hands-on assignments, requiring you to use existing tools to carry out some genomic/proteomic analysis and write programs of your own Midterm exams (2 x 20% each): Combination of practical programming + written questions about material covered in class Final exam (20%): practical + written Grading: >=90% at least an A- >=80% at least a B- >=70% at least a C- >=60% at least a D-
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More administrative details Web page: http://www-users.itlabs.umn.edu/classes/Spring-2010/csci3003/ Check website frequently for announcements/schedule updates. Schedule page (I will post slides/notes, etc. here) Labs/Homework: Homework assignments will be submitted using the IT Labs online Submit Tool ( https://wwws.cs.umn.edu/submit/ ). We’ll practice this in the first lab Late assignments will be accepted but docked 20% each day late (no credit after 5 days late). Other policies: read syllabus carefully
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Lectures and office hours Lecture: Tuesday/Thursdays, 2:30-3:45pm, EE/CS 3-115 Labs: Wednesdays, 4-6pm or 6:15-8:15pm, EE/CS 2-170 Office hours (also by appointment): Chad: Thursdays, 4-5:30pm Steve: Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
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Important – register for an IT Labs account! https://wwws.cs.umn.edu/account- management/ (required for completing the lab tomorrow)
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Today: Introduction to Computational Biology and Genomics Why are computers revolutionizing biology? or Why you picked the right class!
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Cells are fundamental working units of all organisms
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Important Molecules of the Cell DNA : cell’s genome carrying heritable information.
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