CS 59000

Computing for Life Sciences
Fall 2011
Mon/Wed/Fri 11:30am-12:20pm, LWSN 1106

Instructor: Daisuke Kihara (from Sep. 14) & Robert Skeel (Aug. 22 - Sep. 12)

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

This is a core course in the CLS Program.

Tentative Syllabus

Purpose of the course

to expose students to computational concepts, algorithms, basic programming, and tools used in computational life sciences. Students will learn bioinformatics research topics, basic programming, 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.


30% homeworks + 30% projects + 40% midterm & final exam

Text books

We don't use a specific textbook. Lecture notes will suffice.

Good Books to refer to

Last Modified: August/09/2011