Introduction to Bioinformatics (Fall 2017)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web Page: www.csit.upei.ca/~ywang
- Office: CASS 407
- Lecture Time/Location: M
W F 12:30-1:20, CSH104
- Office Hour: Mondays,
11:30 - 12:30, 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
- 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 registrants, no specific prerequisite is required. A brief
discussion with the instructor is enough.
- Textbook: Michael Agostino,
Practical Bioinformatics, Garland Science, ISBN-13: 978-0815344568,
- All students, whether you
are registered in CS322, BIO322, HUB885, or VPM885, use course CS322 Moodle site. If you are registered in VPM885, please
also check http://vpm885.biocloud.ca.
and the project 40%
- 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.