BNFO 620 Bioinformatics Practicum
This course has teams of students (usually 2-3) work on a research project for the semester. The goal is to produce some publishable data. Currently we have projects on protein network comparison ("the microbial pan-interactome"), protein domain interactions, snake genome evolution, and snake phylogenetics and pattern formation.
Students will have to study the pertinent research literature, design a research strategy, find data for analysis, implement code or other solutions, and produce an analysis that leads to a signficant advance in knowledge or insight. Finally, students will work on Wikipedia pages to document the state of the art of their project and finally a manuscript that prepares their analysis for publication.
Time: Tue, 2-3:30 pm, Thu 2-3:30 pm
Place: Harris 3112 (computer lab)
Students: Undergraduates + graduate students
Prerequisites: Introduction to bioinformatics (BNFO 201, 300, 301), Phage Discovery (BNFO 251) or similar.
For bioinformatics students, it will count as a bioinformatics elective. Undergraduates in the Computational or Quantitative/Statistics tracks should confirm with Dr. Herschell Emery how the course would apply to your electives requirements.
Materials required: none (except laptop computer)
See also: Bioinformatics B.S. in genomics (course list)