BNFO 507. Essentials of Molecular Biology in Bioinformatics. 2 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. Prerequisites: Cell biology and permission of instructor; Pre- or corequisite: Organic chemistry or permission of instructor. An intensive course designed for graduate students in either the quantitative/statistics or the computational science tracks of the bioinformatics program, aimed at providing the background in molecular biology necessary for them to participate in graduate-level courses involving molecular biology. The course will focus on areas of particular interest in bioinformatics, including DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, gene structure, function and regulation, protein structure, activity and regulation, and the tools by which formation in these areas has been discovered.