Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisites & Class Requirements
    Pre-completion of both "Biology" and "Biochemistry" courses will be recommanded

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Bioinformatics has found a wealth of applications in medicine, pharmacology, agriculture, and many other industries. This is also a sort of the converging and rapidly growing field of interesting importance to both biologists and computer scientists.

    Course Objectives
    We will expect this course that would introduce both biologists and other fields' students to bioinformatics. Although we wanted this course to explore key concepts in some depth and to keep it on an introductory level.

    "Exploring Bioinformatics - A project-based approach" edited by Caroline St. Clair & Jonathan Visick; Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2010


    Exploring bioinformatics

    The central dogma_1

    The central dogma_2

    Gene alignments

    Protein alignments

    Alignment practice

    Mid-term exam.

    Sequence assembly_intro

    The human genome

    Gene prediction

    Gene prediction_practice

    RNA and protein structure

    Molecular phylogenetics

    Microarray and gene expression

    Final-term exam.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations