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RBIF 100

Introduction to Bioinformatics Scripting and Programming

Note: This is a four credit course which runs for 13 weeks.

This course is a high-content introduction to scripting and programming with applications in bioinformatics. It is appropriate for students with little or no previous programming experience. The course focuses on the fundamentals of programming, including basic training in Python, object-oriented programming and graphical applications, and Perl programming including the BioPerl packages for parsing of biological data.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Create simple programs in Perl and Python.

Manipulate data from public repositories and typical biological data structures.

Script bioinformatics tasks, such as sequence searching and manipulation.

Access large repositories, such as Ensembl, the PDB, and GenBank through scripting procedures.

Use BioPerl or BioPython to perform basic bioinformatics tasks.

Identify bioinformatics problems that can be best solved using simple computer programs and create the necessary programs.

Analyze and modify existing bioinformatics scripts to suit their needs.

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