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Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching Course Schedule

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching Syllabus

Pre‐session

1. Pre-test
2. Create Bioinformatics Biography
3. Configure My NCBI account for the course
4. Install NCBI Cn3D Molecular Viewer
5. Watch two short introductory videos

Lecture 1, Bioinformatics Overview

1. Lecture 1 video (41 minutes)
2. Required “Interactive Zoom In On Your Genome” Exercise (~3 minutes)
3. Required video clips (~3 minutes total viewing time)
4. Required exercise: Molecular Biology Vocabulary Exercise 1 Assigned

Lecture 2, Bioinformatics Today

1. Lecture 2 video (56 minutes)
2. Required readings: Current state of affairs of the human genome (5 articles)

Required Molecular Biology Vocabulary Exercise 1, PART 1 due

Lecture 3, Origins of Biological Databases

1. Lecture 3 video (39 minutes)
2. Required history of GenBank video (~42 minutes)
3. Required reading : GenBank (1 article)

Lecture 4: Bioinformatics Practice

1. Lecture 4 video (53 minutes)
2. Required readings: The Bioinformatician (3 articles)
3. Required Exercise: NCBI Discovery Exercise 2 assigned
4. Molecular Biology Vocabulary Exercise 1, PART 2 due

Lecture 5, NCBI Search Interfaces

1. Lecture 5 video (96 minutes)
2. Cn3D/BLAST Exercises 3 and 4 Assigned
3. PubMed Gene Sensor Exercise 5 Assigned

Lecture 6: Bioinformatics Records

1. Lecture 6 video (46 minutes)
2. Required Exercise 6 Assigned: Bioinformatics Record Walk-Through Exercise
3. NCBI Discovery Exercise 2 due

Cn3D and BLAST Exercises 3 and 4 due

Lecture 7: NCBI Text‐based Searching

1. Required video lecture: NCBI GQuery (Entrez) Search Engine (~18 minutes)
2. Required Exercise 7 Assigned: Entrez (GQuery) Field Tag, due
3. PubMed Gene Sensor Exercise 5 due

Bioinformatics Walk-Through Exercise 6 due

GQuery Field Tag Exercise 7 due

Evaluations:

Course evaluations due