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Unformatted text preview: Practical Bioinformatics for Life Scientists Week 1, Lecture 1 Istvn Albert Bioinformatics Consulting Center Penn State Introductions Lecturer: Istvan Albert TA: Yunfei Li Office hours: M-W from 2-3 in 502B Wartik Email: iua1@psu.edu Also using content from the Bioinformatics Summer Course Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data by Titus Brown , Michigan State University See: http://bioinformatics.msu.edu/ngs-summer-course-2010 Rationale for this course Life sciences are becoming a data driven science Data is represented as text files in various formats that are transformed one step at a time Most bioinformatics classes are focused on computer science or algorithms. We will focus on information processing and applications Lecture topics 15 weeks two lectures per week = 30 lectures core informatics competency computational foundations biological data formats statistical methods and visualization software tools Lecture Formats Background information Practical examples that tie in with the topic Finishing with in class exercises + homework Well try to make it simple and easy to follow Home work Home work will be given out during each lecture . Labeled HW1, HW2 HW30 Home work due on the Tuesday of the following when it was give out. For example: HW1 and HW2 will be due next Tuesday. Grading Grades will be the average of homework + project 1 + project 2 Project 1 at the end of October Project 2 due the first week of December....
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course BMMB 597D taught by Professor Istvanalbert during the Fall '11 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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