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HST 940
Bioinformatics: Principles, Methods and Applications

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Gregory Stephanopoulos
Time:
TBD
Location:
TBD
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
3-0-9 (G-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Introduction to bioinformatics, the collection of principles and computational methods used to upgrade the information content of biological data generated by genome sequencing, proteomics, and cell-wide physiological measurements of gene expression and metabolic fluxes. Fundamentals from systems theory presented to define modeling philosophies and simulation methodologies for the integration of genomic and physiological data in the analysis of complex biological processes. Various computational methods address a broad spectrum of problems in functional genomics and cell physiology. Application of bioinformatics to metabolic engineering, drug design, and biotechnology also discussed.