18.417: Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology

This course gives an introduction to the basic computational methods used for problems arising in molecular biology. We will focus on sequence analysis, genomics, and protein folding. Topics include computational approaches to: sequence homology and alignment, sequencing, physical and genetic mapping, gene recognition, protein structure prediction, distance geometry, virus shell assembly, and phylogeny.

Instructors: Bonnie Berger and Mona Singh.
Time and Place:Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2:30pm, 26-302.
Prerequisites: 6.001 or 18.410J/6.046J or permission of instructor. No biology background is assumed.



Bonnie Berger (bab@theory.lcs.mit.edu)
Mona Singh (mona@wi.mit.edu)