Introduction to Bioinformatics (Fall 2018)
is an introduction to bioinformatics and a practical guide to the analysis of
genes and proteins. It will familiarize students with the tools and principles
of contemporary bioinformatics. By the end of the course, students will have a
working knowledge of a variety of publicly available data and computational
tools important in bioinformatics, and a grasp of the underlying principles
that is adequate for them to evaluate and use novel techniques as they arise in
- Instructor: Dr. Yingwei
- Email: email@example.com
- Web Page: www.csit.upei.ca/~ywang
- Office: CASS 407
- Lecture Time/Location: M
W F 12:30-1:20, CSH104
- Office Hour: M W F,
11:30 - 12:20, CASS 407
- Lab Sessions: For this
offering only: Because this course is scheduled in a computer lab, we will
accomplish our lab work in class from time to time. Thus, we do not have separate lab sessions.
The lab session time is only used when we need extra hours of teaching due
to storm closures or other reasons.
- Prerequisite: CS261 or BIO223 or permission of instructor.
- Explanations to the prerequisite:
- This is an
inter-discipline course. Ideally, students registered in this course
should have computer science background and biological background.
Because this prerequisite is hard to fulfill, in this course the
prerequisite is set to that the background in only one area is required.
The instructor will help students to obtain necessary knowledge that
their background does not cover. For students from the
Department of Computer Science, CS261 (Data Structures and Algorithms) is
required. For students from the Department of Biology, BIO223
(Introductory Genetics) is required.
- For registrants not
from the above two departments, the following possible reasons may lead
them to register in this course: they may have practical experience
related to bioinformatics; they may need bioinformatics knowledge in their
work or research; they may be interested in bioinformatics very much. For these
specific prerequisite is required. A brief discussion with the instructor
- Textbook: Michael Agostino, Practical
Bioinformatics, Garland Science, ISBN-13: 978-0815344568, ISBN-10:
- All students, whether you
are registered in CS3220, BIO3220, HUB885, or VPM885, use course CS3220
Moodle site. If you are registered in VPM885 or HUB885, please also check http://vpm885.cloudbasis.com.
and the project 45%
- Participation 10% (1% deduction for each absence. Maximal
deduction is 10%. For compassionate reasons, no deduction for two absence.
For health reasons, no deduction if a dated doctor's note is presented
before or after; 0.5% deduction if no doctor's note but sent email to the
instructor before class. No exception for other situations).
- For whatever reasons, if 50% or more of the classes were missing,
the mark of the course will be 0.