BMS 690 - Computational Methods

Course Overview

This course explores all computational aspects of biological / genomics analytical tools. As the human race examines its own genome and with the rapid advancement of sophisticated imaging technology, an interdisciplinary effort involving molecular biologists, biochemists, physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists is crucial for extracting the relevant information. Computational methods provide the basis for all experimental science and engineering and will be critical to the development of both advanced experimental and analytical tools in biology genomics. This course will provide an introduction to some of the mathematical and computational techniques that have been developed to analyze, model, and understand the large volume of biological data generated by genome sequencing, proteomics, cellular measurements from microscopy, and beyond.

This class is offered in the Summer.

Topics Covered

  • Spatial Population Models
  • Theory of Computation
  • Fluorescent Microscopy
  • Fractals and Wavelets
  • WaveletBased Genome Sequence Analysis
  • Computational Analysis of Chromosome Territories

Class Instructor

Andre Khalil