Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology

Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
Spring Quarter

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Date            Topic References Homework
Protein structure—Frank DiMaio
Tue Mar 31 Protein structure    
Thu Apr 1 Molecular modeling—Macromolecular forcefields   Homework #1
Tue Apr 7 Molecular modeling—optimization methods    
Thu Apr 9 Nucleic acid structure   Homework #2
Epigenomics—Bill Noble
Tue Apr 14 Transcription factor binding motifs small.txt (Noble 2009)  
Thu Apr 16 Supervised learning for transcription factor binding (Agius 2012) (Noble 2006) (Zhou 2015) Homework #3
Thu Apr 21 Semi-automated genome annotation and epigenomic imputation    
Fri Apr 23 Chromatin 3D architecture   Homework #4
Cancer genomics—Gavin Ha
Tue Apr 28 Introduction to cancer genome analysis    
Thu Apr 30 Probabilistic methods for mutation detection   Homework #5
Tue May 5 Probabilistic methods for copy number alteration detection    
Thu May 7 Additional topics: structural variation, signature analysis   Homework #6
Phylogenetics—Erick Matsen
Tue May 12 Phylogenetics motivation and intro    
Thu May 14 Phylogenetics methods   Homework #7
Tue May 19 Recombination and trees as data structures    
Thu May 21 Further topics   Homework #8
Phylogenetics—Trevor Bedford
Tue May 26      
Thu May 28     Homework #9
Population genetics—Will DeWitt
Tue June 2 Population genetics    
Thu June 4 Population genetics   Homework #10