MCB 6937 Molecular Bioinformatics in UNIX
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Introduction to major command-line bioinformatics tools used to study protein sequences, structures and molecular functions. We will focus on which tools are available to ask specific scientific questions, how these tools work and how tools can be combined into a comprehensive analysis of protein family sequence, structure and function.
Although familiarity with the UNIX operating system is not required prior to taking this course, if you do not have prior experience using UNIX, it is highly recommended that you complete the “UNIX Basics” module during the first week of class (see weekly schedule) and before attempting the other course modules. The “UNIX Basics” module will cover what you need for this course.
In addition to course access through e-learning, all students will be provided with user accounts on our course UNIX server. Access to the course UNIX server is required to complete the weekly laboratory exercises (see weekly schedule). Please consult the “How to Access the Course UNIX Server” documentation during the first week of class to verify that you can connect to and complete laboratory exercises on our server.
The skills you will learn in this course are used in a wide variety of fields, including molecular and evolutionary biology, structural and functional biochemistry, structure-based drug design and protein engineering.
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