Statistical Methods in Computational Biology
Description: (Same as Bioinformatics M223 and Biomathematics M271.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: elementary probability concepts. Requisite: course 100A or 200A or Bioinformatics M221. Introduction to statistical methods developed and widely applied in several branches of computational biology, such as gene expression, sequence alignment, motif discovery, comparative genomics, and biological networks, with emphasis on understanding of basic statistical concepts and use of statistical inference to solve biological problems. Letter grading.