Bio informatics

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Course Code: 
MBC 7202
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course starts with introduction to Bioinformatic, what it can and why it is now very important. This will be followed by introduction to DNA databases (NCBI, EMBL, DDBJ), Protein databases (GenPept, TrEMBL, Swiss Prot, PIR, ExPasy, SMART, etc). Search tools for data retrieval (Entrenz, DBGET, PubMed), Sequence alignment soft ware programmes (BLAST, FASTA, etc), Sequence alignment types.  Main sequence types (mRNA, cDNA,  genomic DNA ESTs, GSS) and end with Phylogenic analysis and  Structural modelling.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course learners should be able to;

  • Define bioinformatics and explain what it can do
  • Describe the various DNA and Protein databases.
  • Explain the principles search tools for data retrieval
  • Explain soft ware programmes available for sequence alignments
  • Explain the sequence alignment types
  • Describe the main sequence types.
  • Explain Phylogenic analysis and structural modelling.
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