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Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics (15 credits)

Offered by: Plant Science     Degree: Graduate Certificate Bioinformatics

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • BINF 511 Bioinformatics for Genomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioinformatics : Bioinformatics methods and reasoning in relation to genomics, proteomics and metabolomics strategies with an emphasis on functional genomics data. The course will cover introduction to UNIX, Perl programming, data processing and integration, file parsing, relational database design and implementation, angled towards solutions relevant for genomics.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Martina Stromvik (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Understanding of cell and molecular biology (equivalent to a cell or molecular biology course) or permission from instructor.
  • BINF 660 Advances in Bioinformatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioinformatics : An advanced bioinformatics project course with emphasis on creating solutions to biological questions. Course involves conducting a literature review, writing a short proposal, carrying out the project and writing a final report in the form of software documentation and/or a manuscript.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Martina Stromvik (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to students in the Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics.
  • BTEC 555 Structural Bioinformatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Fundamentals of protein structure and the application of tools for structure determination, how protein structure allows us to understand the complex biological functions, and how knowledge of protein structure can contribute to drug discovery.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Reza Salavati (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 1-hr lecture, followed by 2 hrs of computer lab.
    • Prerequisite: Molecular biology or biochemistry, and basic bioinformatics, or permission of instructor.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits from the following:

  • ANSC 565 Applied Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Introduction to concepts of an Information System and subsequent application to various scenarios in agriculture. Industry analysis in terms of users, goals, available data/information, communication, delivery structure, decision making, feedback, exploitation of technology and possible improvements using the Internet. Individual case studies and familiarisation with cutting-edge computer applications.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kevin Wade (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab
  • BMDE 652 Bioinformatics: Proteomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Overview of high-throughput proteomic technologies commonly employed to study the localization and function of all proteins in an organism, and the bioinformatic approaches to analyze raw data and deposit them in proteome databases.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in Bioinformatics option program or permission by coordinators.
    • Note: The course is inter-disciplinary and is targeted to students with different scientific backgrounds. A substantial portion of marks will be given based on practical assignments.
  • COMP 616D1 Bioinformatics Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to current trends in Bioinformatics and closely related fields such as genomics and proteomics.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett, Mathieu Blanchette (Fall)

    • Restrictions: This seminar is restricted to graduate students in the Bioinformatics Option. Enrolment is limited to 30 students.
    • Note: The seminar will meet for 3 hours every second week over Fall and Winter semesters.
    • Students must register for both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • COMP 616D2 Bioinformatics Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : See COMP 616D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: COMP 616D1.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • COMP 616N1 Bioinformatics Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to current trends in Bioinformatics and closely related fields such as genomics and proteomics.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett (Winter)

    • Students must register for both COMP 616N1 and COMP 616N2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 616N1 and COMP 616N2 are successfully completed in a twelve month period
  • COMP 616N2 Bioinformatics Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : See COMP 616N1 for course description.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett, Mathieu Blanchette (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: COMP 616N1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 616N1 and COMP 616N2 are successfully completed in a twelve month period
  • COMP 618 Bioinformatics: Functional Genomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Techniques related to microarrays (normalization, differential expression, class prediction, class discovery), the analysis of non-coding sequence data (identification of transcription factor binding sites), single nucleotide polymorphisms, the inference of biological networks, and integrative Bioinformatics approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in Bioinformatics Option Program or permission of coordinators.
    • Restrictions: Enrolment by students in the Bioinformatics Option Program or by permission of course coordinators only. Computer Science graduate students not in the Bioinformatics Option Program need additional permission of the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Committee respectively.
  • GLIS 673 Bioinformatics Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Bioinformatics from a library and information science perspective: biological foundation for bioinformatics; bioinformatics information needs and behaviours; information retrieval using key bioinformatics resources; the role of biology, computer science and library and information science; ethics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 619.
  • HGEN 663 Beyond the Human Genome (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : A review of recent advances in human genomics and current state of the art technologies of DNA sequence and whole genomics analyses, as well as future directions in the post-genomic era.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jacek Majewski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 370 or by permission of the instructor.
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)