Bioinformatics is the field of science that involves the use of computational techniques to analyze and interpret biological data. It is an interdisciplinary field that combines biology, computer science, and information technology to study and analyze large sets of biological data, such as DNA sequences or protein structures. Bioinformatics plays a crucial role in modern biology, as it allows researchers to quickly and efficiently analyze and interpret complex biological data. It is used in a wide range of applications, including the identification and analysis of genes, the prediction of protein structure and function, and the study of evolutionary relationships. Bioinformatics tools and techniques are also used in the development of new drugs and medical treatments.
Required Elective Courses
2300361 INTRO MOL BIOTECH
INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY
Introduction to and history of molecular biotechnology; reviews on regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; principles and techniques in recombinant DNA technology; production of recombinant protein in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; mutagenesis, protein engineering and directed evolution; various applications of molecular biotechnology.
2300362 BIO SEQ ANALYSIS
BIOLOGICAL SEQUENCE ANALYSIS
Methods and algorithms for sequence alignment: pairwise sequence alignment, database similarity searching, multiple sequence alignment; profiles and Hidden Markov Models; gene finding and protein sequence analysis; processing of data obtained from DNA sequencers including assembly of raw data into a contiguous sequence, finding open reading frames and translating into amino acid sequences; sequence analysis tools used in recombinant DNA technology including restriction mapping, primer design, DNA cloning and mutagenesis; DNA, RNA and amino acid sequence analysis using publicly available web based tools.
2305262 GEN GENETICS LAB
GENERAL GENETICS LABORATORY
Laboratory work emphasizing the principles of inheritance; experiments with microorganisms and an independent study of inheritance in Drosophila melanogaster and Zea mays; problems solving and discussion.
2300301 COMP SKILL BIOINFO
COMPUTER SKILLS IN BIOINFORMATICS
Data structures; file input and output; sequential statements; if statements; loop; arithmetic operations; shell scripts; basic Linux operating system commands for bioinformatics work.
2310451 GENOM ANAL BIOTECH
GENOMIC ANALYSIS FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
Introduction to bioinformatics, using the internet and operating systems for working with databases, databases for biological research, retrieval of information and submitting sequences to the databases, sequence analysis including nucleotide and amino acid sequence alignments, database searching, phylogenetic analysis, predictive methods for gene structures and protein sequences, analysis and design of protein tertiary structure and nucleic acids, analysis of genome and gene expression in genomic scale.
2310454 INTRO GENE ENG
INTRODUCTION TO GENETIC ENGINEERING
Introduction to genetic engineering; working with nucleic acid; isolation of DNA/RNA, qualitative and qualitative measurement of nucleic acid, gel electrophoresis, enzymes in genetic engineering, PCR and RT-PCR, labeling and hybridization, DNA sequencing; cloning strategy; hosts, vectors, DNA digestion and ligation, transformation and transfection, screening and selection, expression of recombinant protein; gene expression analysis; essential bioinformatics; applications in gene expression analysis; essential bioinformatics; applications in genetic engineering.
2310506 BIOINFORMATICS I
Introduction to bioinformatics, use of the internet and operating systems for working with databases, databases for biological research, retrieval of information and submitting information to the databases, sequence analysis including nucleotide and amino acid sequence alignments, database searching, phylogenetic analysis, predictive methods for gene structures and protein sequences, analysis and design of protein tertiary structure; analysis of genome and gene expression in genomic scale.
2310555 GENE ENG LAB
GENETIC ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Recombinant DNA technology; extraction, cutting and joining of DNA, transformation; screening of genes of interested genes.