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4800. Bioinformatics

Also offered as: CSE 3800

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1107; CSE 1729 or CSE 2050; STAT 3025Q or 3345Q or 3375Q or MATH 3160; open only to students in the School of Engineering and declared Computer Science minors, others by instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamental mathematical models and computational techniques in bioinformatics. Exact and approximate string matching, suffix trees, pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, Markov chains and hidden Markov models. Applications to sequence analysis, gene finding, database search, phylogenetic tree reconstruction.