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Cmsc 423 - Bioinformatic Algorithms, Databases, and Tools
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CMSC423 Bioinformatic Algorithms Databases and Tools Lecture 1 Instructor Mihai Pop TuTh 11 12 15 CSIC 1122 INTRODUCTIONS Instructor Mihai Pop mpop at umiacs umd edu http www cbcb umd edu mpop Office hours Thursdays 1 2pm AVW 3223 TA MohammadReza Ghodsi ghodsi at cs umd edu Office hours Mondays Wednesdays 1 2pm AVW 1112 You Class webpage http www cbcb umd edu confcour CMSC423 shtml What is bioinformatics Biology can be viewed as an information science e g DNA is just a string of letters Computers are essential in generating managing and analyzing biological data Bioinformatics or Computational Biology encompasses all applications of computers to the analysis of biological data Why study bioinformatics Exciting field Help biologists figure out what life is all about Work with people different from you bio geeks Many programmer software engineer jobs in biotech industry currently filled by biologists great need for people with CS backgrounds Overview of course No knowledge of biology required Will cover areas of interest in CURRENT bioinformatics research Overall flow data management databases data generation sequencing data analysis extracting meaning Examples based on real data note instructor spent 5 years in a biotech research institute Policies Attendance follow University policy written documentation of illness is required from Dr if possible inform me prior to the class you will skip Students claiming an excused absence must apply in writing and furnish documentary support such as from a health care professional who treated the student for any assertion that the absence qualifies as an excused absence The support should explicitly indicate the dates or times the student was incapacitated due to illness Self documentation of illness is not itself sufficient support to excuse the absence An instructor is not under obligation to offer a substitute assignment or to give a student a make up assessment unless the failure to perform was due to an excused absence An



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