Courses in Systems Biology and Computational Biology

 

Chemical Biology

Faculty: Virginia Cornish
Email: vc114@columbia.edu
Department: Chemistry
URL: https://courseworks.columbia.edu/tbook-tool/viewTextbook.vtb?courseId=CHEMW4312_001_2015_3&view=course
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: Northwest Corner Building, T502 (Morningside Heights campus)
Schedule: T, TR 1:10-2:25 (10/22/15-12/10/15)
Description: Approaches for discovering and optimizing chemical tools for measuring and perturbing biological systems. Topics include high-throughput assay development, chemical and genomic screening, protein microarrays, and the druggable genome.

 

 

Deep Sequencing

Faculty: Yufeng Shen, Peter Sims, Chaolin Zhang
Email: ys2411@columbia.edu, pas2182@columbia.edu, cz2294@columbia.edu
Department: Biomedical Informatics
URL: https://courseworks.columbia.edu/tbook-tool/viewTextbook.vtb?courseId=BINFG4017_001_2015_3&view=course
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: TBA (Medical Center campus)
Schedule: T 2:00-4:00
Description: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has become ubiquitous in biomedical research with numerous applications. This course will provide an in-depth introduction to principles of modern sequencing, key computational algorithms and statistical models, and applications in disease genetics, cancer, and fundamental biology. It will cover genome, exome, and transcriptome sequencing approaches. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the interplay between experimental design, data acquisition, and data analysis so that students can apply these powerful tools in their own research.

 

 

Evolution in the Age of Genomics

Faculty: Guy Sella and Molly Przeworski
Email: gs2747@columbia.edu, mp3284@columbia.edu
Department: Biological Sciences
URL: https://courseworks.columbia.edu/tbook-tool/viewTextbook.vtb?courseId=BIOLW3560_001_2015_3&view=course
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: Fairchild 601 (Morningside Heights campus)
Schedule: TR 2:40-3:55
Description: Familiarizes students with the questions and tools of evolutionary genetics as it is practiced today, in the era of genomics. Phylogentic trees, population genetics, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, random genetic drift and mutation, human evolution and demographic proceses, natural selection, molecular evolution, and speciation.

 

 

Introduction to Genomic Information Science and Technology

Faculty: Dimitris Anastassiou
Email: anastas@ee.columbia.edu
Department: Electrical Engineering
URL: https://courseworks.columbia.edu/tbook-tool/viewTextbook.vtb?courseId=ECBME4060_001_2015_3&view=course
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: Seely W. Mudd Building, 627 (Morningside Heights campus)
Schedule: M 7:00-9:30
Description: An introduction to bioinformatics for both life scientists and computer scientists/engineers.

 

 

Translational Bioinformatics

Faculty: Nicholas Tatonetti
Email: npt2105@cumc.columbia.edu
Department: Biomedical Informatics
URL:  
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: TBA (Medical Center campus)
Schedule: M 10:10-11:25
Description: Methods and algorithms for manipulating, processing, and analyzing large biomedical data sets.

 

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Computational Neuroscience: Circuits in the Brain

Faculty: Aurel A. Lazar
Email: aa1@columbia.edu
Department: Electrical Engineering
URL: https://courseworks.columbia.edu/tbook-tool/viewTextbook.vtb?courseId=BMEBW4020_001_2015_3&view=course
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: Schapiro 415 (Morningside Heights campus)
Schedule: T 7:00-9:30
Description: The theoretical foundation of computational neuroscience.

 

 

Introduction to Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine

Faculty: Joseph Finkelstein and the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Informatics
Email: jf193@cumc.columbia.edu
Department: Biomedical Informatics
URL:  https://courseworks.columbia.edu/tbook-tool/viewTextbook.vtb?courseId=BINFG4001_001_2015_3&view=course
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: Mudd 834 (Morningside Heights campus)
Schedule: M,W 4:10-5:25
Description: An introduction to the applications of informatic methods in biology, health care, and public health.

 

 

Methods in Biomedical Informatics I: Symbolic Methods

Faculty: Chunhua Weng
Email: cw2384@cumc.columbia.edu
Department: Biomedical Informatics
URL:  https://courseworks.columbia.edu/tbook-tool/viewTextbook.vtb?courseId=BINFG4003_001_2015_3&view=course
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: TBA (Medical Center campus)
Schedule: M,W 2:00-3:30; F 11:00-12:30
Description: Fundamental symbolic methods for health care and biological research decision support systems. Logic, controlled terminologies, knowledge representation, and natural language processing.

 

 

Proteomics Laboratory

Faculty: Lewis Brown
Email: lb2425@columbia.edu
Department: Biological Sciences
URL:  
Semester: Fall 2017
Place: Hamilton 516 (Morningside Heights campus)
Schedule: T 9:00-12:15
Description: This course deals with the proteome. Emphasis will be on mastery of practical techniques of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and database searching for identification of proteins separated by gel electrophoresis.