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RBIF 120

Research Topics in Computational Biology

This course introduces students to basic research in computational biology. The student and instructor will propose a novel research project with the goal of publishing their findings in a peer-reviewed journal. The scope of the project will be well defined and will be completed within two terms. The instructor will oversee all aspects of the project and will provide appropriate scientific guidance and mentorship. The student will perform the research and will present their research to faculty at the end of each term. Research topics include but are not limited to scientific programming, software development, genome analysis, structural bioinformatics, evolution, drug discovery, and systems biology.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Present a research proposal.
Design computational experiments.
Apply and perform computational methods to a specific scientific question.
Prepare a final presentation with the results of the project.

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