Department of Computer Science at the Technische Universität München
Chair for Efficient Algorithms
Postal address: 80290 München; Premises: Arcisstr.21, 80333 München

Computational Biology I/II* (WS 01/02)

* Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Ernst W. Mayr
Dr. Volker Heun

* Area:
4 lectures per week
Bioinformatics: mandatory course (Diplom/Bachelor)
Computer Science: advanced course area III (Theoretical Computer Science)

* Time and Place:
Wed 10:35 - 12:05, lecture hall 1260
Fri 10:30 - 12:00, lecture hall 0220

* Exercises:
2 hours per week exercises accompanying the lectures
Thu 15h s.t. - 16:30, lecture hall 0601
Teaching Assistant: Jens Ernst
Course Certificate: To get a course certificate students must

* Important Notice: Students, who already got a course certificate for Computational Biology I held in the summer semester 2001 by PD Dr. Ralf Backofen, may get a course certificate for Computational Biology II, since both lectures deal with different topics.

* Audience:
students of bioinformatics
graduate students of computer science
students with computer science as minor

* Prerequisites:
1st and 2nd year courses

* Recommended for:
In-depth knowledge in topic Algorithms

* Contents:
  • Basic Concepts of Biology
  • String Searching
  • Pairwise Sequence Alignments
  • Multiple Sequence Alignments
  • Fragment Assembly

* Related and Advanced Lectures:

* Lecture Notes:
Are available now.

* References:
M.S. Waterman:
Introduction to Computational Biology - Maps, Sequences and Genomes
Chapmann and Hall, 1995
J. Setubal, J. Meidanis:
Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology
PWS, 1997
D. Gusfield:
Algorithms on Strings, Trees, and Sequences - Computer Science and Molecular Biology
Cambridge University Press, 1997
P.A. Pevzner:
Computational Molecular Biology - An Algorithmic Approach
MIT Press, 2000
P. Clote, R. Backofen:
Computational Molecular Biology - An Introduction
Wiley, 2000

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