CS4984 Introduction to Computational Biology

Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Spring 2005

Course Description

This course gives an introduction to the basic computational methods used for problems arising in molecular evolution of genomes. We will focus on sequence analysis and genomics. Topics include computational approaches to: substitution matrixes, sequence homology and alignment, data searching and phylogeny.

Instructor: Liqing Zhang.    lqzhang@vt.edu

Office Hours: Wednesday 1-3:00pm

TA: Raghavendra Nyamagoudar.    raghavgn@vt.edu

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 1-2:30pm, McB133

Time & Place: Monday & Wednesday, 4-5:15pm, McB210


Permission of the instructor.


On Reserve



Each homework must be submitted by the beginning of class on the due date.  No late homework is accepted.

Grading Policy



The Honor Code applies. Students can discuss but their answers must show their own work.


If any student needs special accommodations because of a disability, please contact the instructor during the first week of classes.