Biomedical Informatics (BI)

Biomedical Informatics Courses Offered in the College of Engineering

480 Introduction to Bioinformatics

3 OR 4 hours. Computational analysis of genomic sequences and other high throughput data. Sequence alignment, dynamic programming, database search, protein motifs, cDNA expression array, and structural bioinformatics. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100 and CS 201; or consent of the instructor.

481 Bioinformatics Laboratory

2 hours. How to use bioinformatics tools, including sequence alignment methods such as Blast, Fasta, and Pfam, as well as structural bioinformatics tools, such as Rasmol and CastP. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BIOE 480; and senior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

439 Biostatistics II

4 hours. Statistical treatment of data, model estimation, and inference are treated in a framework of biological experiments and attributes of data generated from such experiments. Credit is not given for BIOE 439 if the student has credit for BSTT 400. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): MATH 210 and CS 108; and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Knowledge of MATLab.

482 Introduction to Optimization Methods in Bioinformatics

3 OR 4 hours. The objectives are to provide the students with a basis for understanding principles of the optimization methods and an insight on how these methods are used in bioinformatics. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100 and CS 201.

483 Molecular Modeling in Bioinformatics

3 OR 4 hours. Basic structural and dynamics tools in protein structure prediction, structure comparison, function prediction, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in BIOE 480.

594 BIOE Advanced Special Topics in Bioengineering

1 TO 4 hours. Systematic review of selected topics in bioengineering theory and practice. Subjects vary from year to year. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.