CS 59000

Computing for Life Sciences
Fall 2012
Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30am-13:20pm, Lilly 3102

Instructor: Daisuke Kihara

Feel free to contact and ask me questions: dkihara at purdue.edu

This course fulfills the computing course requirement in the CLS Program.

Tentative Syllabus
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Purpose of the course

to expose students to basic programming, computational concepts, algorithms, and tools used in computational life sciences. Students will learn introductory Python programming, bioinformatics research topics, and how computational methods are applied to address the research questions.

Course topics

These techniques are applied for answering questions including the followings: These topics will be introduced through recent research papers and through mini projects.


35% midterm & final exam + 35% homeworks + 30% projects

Text books

  • "Bioinformatics Programming Using Python", Mitchell L. Model, O'Reilly, ISBN: 059615450X.

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    Last Modified: August/07/2012