INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS – ONLINE

Online 10-week program: April 1st, 2024 – June 7th, 2024

In this course…

  • Students will learn about biomolecular bioinformatics resources and databases, advances in sequencing technologies, genome and structural informatics, phylogenetics and transcriptomics.
  • Students will use computational tools (using R programming language) and applications promoting best analytical practices will be emphasized.
  • Lessons will follow a lecture/computer lab format structured on bioinformatics primary scientific literature and the utility of custom data sets emphasizing recent developments and analytical applications in genomics and proteomics. Students will also present a pre-approved bioinformatics topic of their choice during the last week of the course.

Course is available for 4 pre-college units.

Course Delivery: Online 10-week program

Grade Level: Students must currently be in 10th–12th grade

Prerequisites/Requirements: A familiarity with basic biological concepts is essential. No formal programming training or advanced mathematical skills are required. Students must have their own computers to access class material and utilize free bioinformatics software and data resources. All course materials (lectures, computer labs, videos, science manuscript .pdf files and data sets, etc.) will be accessible via Canvas course website. Students will also present a pre-approved bioinformatics topic of their choice during the last week of the course.

Academic Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays (January 9th, 2024 – March 14th, 2024)

  • Synchronous online teaching (4:30pm – 6:30pm PST)
    • 1 hour lecture, 1 hour lab
  • 4 hours of work required outside of online lecture

Scholarship Opportunities: To apply, please CLICK HERE. Scholarship application will close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on March 4th, 2024. Students will be notified of their status by March 6th.

To access the full-course information, please CLICK HERE.