current research topics in computational molecular biology.
Recent research papers presented from leading conferences such as the
International Conference on Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB), the
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), and the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB).
Topic areas include original research (both
theoretical and experimental) in genomics, molecular sequence
analysis, recognition of genes and regulatory elements, molecular
evolution, protein, and RNA structure, and combinatorial libraries for
drug design. Recent research by course participants also covered.
Attendance is mandatory and it will be taken at each meeting and count toward your overall grade. Participation will also factor into your grade.
The class meeting on Wednesdays will be guest lecturers who will present various research topics. Information concerning the series can be found at the seminar's web page:
The class meeting on Mondays will be either group or individual (depending upon enrollment) projects by student seminar members. A copy of the powerpoint presentation or your notes (typed preferred) with bibliography will be due the day of your talk.
There is not a final for this class.
The class will not meet the following days: Feb 16, Mar 23, Mar 25, and May 20.
18.417, 6.085, 6.8745 or permission of instructor.
Please note that only graduate students may repeat the class for credit; undergrads (Juniors and Seniors) are welcomed to take the class once for credit & encouraged to sit in as listeners if they wish to repeat the class. Freshmen and Sophmores are welcome as listeners only & only with permission of the instructor.
Please note that this page and the information on it are subject to change.