James A. Foster
Bioinformatics & Evolutionary Studies Seminar
ST: CS 404/504 (3 cr)
Place and Time
Lectures Tues 12:30-13:45 in Morrill 302, project meetings as arranged. Normal office hours with coordinator are MF 10:30-11:30.
Bioinformatics uses computation and mathematics to interpret biological data, such as DNA or protein sequences. Evolutionary studies investigate the evolutionary process, both in nature and in engineering. These interdisciplinary subjects bring together mathematics, computer science, and biology.
This seminar consists of weekly lectures from several UI faculty members from across campus currently researching bioinformatics and evolutionary studies (see the syllabus). Students will be expected to attend these lectures and do a student project. We will also read and discuss relevant papers, in order to advance the student projects.
The objective of this seminar is to improve interdisciplinary research in bioinformatics and evolutionary studies at UI. This is part of the mission of the Initiative for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary STudies (IBEST), which has recently received a large NSF grant in support of this work. (Here is the original course announcement.)
Please contact Dr. Foster (email@example.com) for more information.
Permission of instructor, for undergraduates. No specific computer science, math, or biology courses are required. We will cover these as needed in the seminar.
Last Modified: January 12, 1996
Last Updated 01/13/2003 15:56 -0800