BIFX 552 Bioinformatics Applications I

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bioinformatics Certificate or the Biomedical Science program and BIFX 551. Lab fee. This class provides an introduction to manipulating primary data and the application of the statistical methods to evaluate this complex data. Common bioinformatics tasks should be automated to not only improve efficiency but also to avoid manual errors. There are many ways to automate these common tasks, the popular ones are shell scripting and programming using higher level languages. Shell scripting provides access to a powerful command interpreter that is often used to prepare and organize data. Of several similar languages, Perl is commonly used in bioinformatics because of the number of readily available modules for recurring tasks and relative ease to learn to code. A statistical and visualization programming environment, R, will also be introduced using specific bioinformatics examples.




Fall Semester