9:10-10AM Monday and Wednesday and Friday
Tompkins, Room G115
Jeff Thorne 311 Ricks email@example.com 515-1946
Regarding office hours and meetings: There will be no standard office hours for this
course but please feel free to meet with me when you would like to do so.
Textbook: Durbin R., Eddy S., Krogh A., and Mitchison G. 1999. Biological sequence analysis: Probabilistic models of proteins and nucleic acids. 368pp. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge U.K.
Additional readings will be announced.
Course Web page is at http://statgen.ncsu.edu/thorne/bioinf2.html
Homework 40% Assigned sporadically
Final 30% format to be announced
Regarding course goals: The main purpose of this course is to teach statistical techniques that are important for DNA and protein sequence analysis. As time and class interests permit, issues related to protein tertiary structure and RNA secondary structure will also be covered.
Regarding homework: Several of the assignments will involve
writing short computer programs. To receive credit for these, you
must email the completed assignments to me before the due date. The
email message must include (in separate parts): the computer code, any
input files, the command used to compile the code,
the command used to run the program, and the output obtained.
If you are unable to complete the assignment,
email me the portion that you have been able to complete. I am not likely
to check the code myself. I am likely to attempt
to compile and run your code using the terminal window of Mac OSX.
If I have difficulty with compiling and/or running the code, I am
likely to ask for your assistance.
are always welcome to talk with me about the assignments, except that I
will refuse to help you debug code.
Regarding academic integrity: Unless otherwise indicated, students are not to seek
help on homework assignments from other students in the class or from people who are not
in the class.
Regarding prerequisites: ST590A or consent of instructor.
Regarding scheduled reading and homework assignments: these will be dispersed throughout the semester
Regarding incomplete grades and late assignments: these are discouraged and must be discussed with the instructor on an individual basis
Regarding other stuff: The instructor enthusiastically endorses all requirements