*Taught Online for Summer 2021* Using computation to model and study biological systems is one of the leading edges of current scientific research. In this hands-on exploration of the latest techniques, students will learn how macromolecules, such as DNA, RNA, and proteins, perform their functions and how to visualize and quantify their behavior. This course will provide an introduction to the basics of computer coding for biological data analysis, and how to apply cutting-edge high performance computation to biological questions using the super computers at the University of Chicago Research Computing Center (RCC). Students will be instructed on how to do literature searches and how to write a scientific paper about their research findings and data analysis.
Daily Course Expectations
- 6 hours of daily work
- Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work (see definitions here)
- 2 required synchronous sessions per day: 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. CST and 12:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. CST
Students must have successfully completed one year of high school biology. Some experience with programming computer languages is needed.
Students interested in the computer programming side may also be interested in Pathways in Data Science.
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