ADVANCED BIO-COMPUTING

CSE5ABC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces biocomputing techniques, including the use of computational tools for biological information retrieval, sequence alignment, promoter region recognition and regulatory elements discovery in DNA sequences. Through study of this subject, students will be able to understand the goals and research methodologies for bioinformatics. Fundamentals of programming with Perl and Matlab for manipulating sequences, and automating BLAST queries will be covered. Modelling, filtering and location prediction of transcription factor binding sites will be addressed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJustin Wang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Extract and analyse data using computational tools.

Activities:
1. Lecture materials, lab questions, assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Assess relevant bioinformatics technologies and computational tools which are most appropriate to be applied to specific tasks.

Activities:
2. Lecture materials, lab questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Explain and interpret the results generated by computational tools.

Activities:
3. Lecture materials, ethics lab, assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Communicate the results of data analysis effectively.

Activities:
4. Assignment and oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

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