Computer programming is necessary for creative genomic analysis, a major focus of this course, and necessary to make significant progress in the research project that will occupy a good portion of your time. Unfortunately, conventional programming languages are not easy for those without prior computing experience to learn, and it is unlikely that such a person would be able to use one to make significant progress in the research project. BioBIKE offers biologists easy access to the power of computing.
BioBIKE log template
Use it to log each interaction you have with BioBIKE.
Readings, Tours, and Investigations
Article: Regaining our Capacity for Surprise - A rationale for BioBIKE
Article: BioBIKE: A Web-based, programmable, integrated biological knowledge base
A brief description of how BioBIKE works
(click Print PDF for a large file or Screen PDF for a smaller file)
Primer: Basic Syntax (A.1. and A.2.) - In any BioBIKE instance, under HELP, General Help
Primer: VPL user interface - In any BioBIKE instance, under HELP, VPL Tutorial
Investigation: What is a Gene?
Alien Genetic Code
Exercises in Basic Syntax
Problem Set 2: Molecular Investigations
To Hand In
6 Feb, end of day: Problem Set 2
Periodically: BioBIKE log