Introduction to Bioinformatics

Course Code: 
Spring Semester
Credit Points: 

Course outline

First Part

Introduction  to algorithms for efficient management and storage of  strings and sequences of biological data.

Algorithms for exact pattern matching  (Boyer-Moore,Knuth-Morris-Pratt,Shift-Or,  Multiple Pattern Matching).

Introduction to the suffix tree and its applications

Algorithms for approximate pattern matching and string/sequence alignment .

Algorithms for searching data base sequences  (FASTA, BLAST, PROSITE)

Second Part

The theoretical  base of Molecular Design

Molecular Models and Biochemical Information

Structure Based Drug Deign

Open problems

Third Part

Techniques for biological data classification and clustering targeting at predicting the behavior of biological molecules.

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