Course Description


Each week faculty will provide a two hour lecture on a current topic within Genomics, a two hour discussion section exploring a significant paper, and a two hour lecture on the Perl programming language.

Course Grade

The overall course grade will be based four problem sets that require the creation of Perl scripts to process biological data (40%), on participation in discussion sections including four write-ups (30%), and a final exam (30%). The take home final exam will consist a project of your design analyzing a question of your choice and requires the use of Perl to process the data.

Assignment Percent of Final Grade
Problem Set 1 5%
Problem Set 2 10%
Problem Set 3 10%
Problem Set 4 15%
Take Home Final Project 30%
Discussion Participation (write-up for 4 discussion papers required) 30%

Late assignments are penalized 10% per day