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Unformatted text preview: ourse par@cipant will give one or two paper presenta@ons. •  A list of the papers will be given out in the next lecture and you can sign up or suggest a related paper that you would like to present. All presented papers have to be approved. •  50 minute presenta@on + 20 minute discussion. Paper Reviews Address the following ques@ons: 1.  What is the paper about? 2.  What are the weaknesses of the paper? 3.  What is an extension or follow ­up study that could be done? •  Paper reviews have to be emailed to me or turned in on paper at the beginning of each class. •  One to two pages in length. Class Par@cipa@on •  The first 5 weeks are lectures and you will not be graded on class par@cipa@on. •  Each student and par@cipant is expected to read the paper prior to class and par@cipate in the paper discussion. •  Reflec@ng upon the paper reviews should make the class par@cipa@on easy. Class Project •  This is the most important aspect about the course and therefore should involve either –  Non ­trivial use of bioinforma@c tools. –  Sofware development and applica@on. •  The best projects can be submiged to a journal of conference. •  Project will be done in pairs or individually. I recommend pairing off with someone that has a different background than you do. Class Project Schedule •  August 30: sample projects will be given out •  September 6: Submit your pairings. •  September 25: Submit a wrigen project proposal (3 to 4 pages). •  September 27: project proposal presenta@ons (audience should give feedback). •  December 6: final wrigen projects due. •  December 4&6: project presenta@ons. Biology Basics Introduc@on to Biology Two types of cells: Prokaryotes v.s. Eukaryotes Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes, con@nued •  Prokaryotes –  No nucleus (bacteria or archaea) –  Their genomes are circular –  Prokaryotes do not have a nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane ­bound org...
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