Introduction to Computational Biology

Spring 2019 – CMB 320: Introduction to Computational Biology

Dr. Ying Zhang, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8-9:15am
  • Location: Tyler Hall 053
  • Credits: 3

Have you heard of the Human Genome Project? How can a drug target be identified? What is responsible for maintaining the health of our own body and the natural environment? Recent development in biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and environmental applications has led to the rapid accumulation of large quantities of  data and highlighted the need in analyzing these data using skills in bioinformatics and computational biology.

This course teaches you fundamental skills in analyzing biological data and visualizing the structure and function of biological systems. Through the course, students will be introduced to diverse forms of biological data and acquire computational skills for analyzing and making sense of these data.