Introduction to Computational Biology

General Information

  • Instructor: S. Cenk Sahinalp (email: cenk [AT] cs [DOT] sfu [DOT] ca [DOT][DELETE THIS])
  • Co-Instructor: Faraz Hach (email: fhach [AT] cs [DOT] sfu [DOT] ca [DOT][DELETE THIS])
  • TA : Salem Malikic (email : smalikic [AT] sfu [DOT] ca [DOT][DELETE THIS])
  • Class Hours: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 11:30-12:20 (WMC 2202)
  • Instructor Office Hours and location: Mon 12:30-13:30 / Wed 12:30-13:30 (TASC1 9003)
  • TA Office Hours and location: Mondays 14:30-15:30 and Fridays 14:30-15:30 (ASB9838 TA 1)

  • Course Outline
  • Course Syllabus
  • Text Book: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms (Computational Molecular Biology), Neil Jones and Pavel Pevzner, MIT Press, 2004
  • Recommended Material:
    • Biological Sequence Analysis : Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids, Richard Durbin,
      Sean R. Eddy, Anders Krogh, Graeme Mitchison, Cambridge University Press
    • o Bioinformatics: The Machine Learning Approach, Second Edition,
      Pierre Baldi, Soren Brunak, MIT Press
    • Algorithms on Strings, Trees, and Sequences: Computer Science and
      Computational Biology, Dan Gusfield, Cambridge University Press


  • Midterm I: Oct 8 (during the class)
  • Midterm II: Nov 19 (during the class)
  • Final Exam: TBA


Lecture Notes