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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

BSC 6459 Fundamentals in Bioinformatics


Introduction to the basic bioinformatic tools used in computational biology for life science research. The course will use web-based resources that analyze gene and protein sequences as pertinent data examples.

Course Goals

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Retrieve information on genes and proteins from biological and genomic databases
  • Predict genes from DNA sequences
  • Identify promoters and regulatory elements in DNA sequences
  • Analyze protein sequences
  • Compare protein and DNA sequences
  • Visualize and analyze protein structures
  • Construct and interpret simple phylogenies

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.

At A Glance

  • $535.00 per credit hour plus fees
Application Procedure
  1. Complete the Application Intent form
  2. Complete the Graduate Application
  3. Send your Transcripts