Introduction to the principals of bioinformatics, which is inherently multidisciplinary. The course consists of lectures, reading assignments, and research projects that concentrate on fundamental concepts of biological sequence information, the interplay between molecular structure and sequence, function, evolutionary relationships, and introduces the basics of genome comparisons, and inferences of physiology based upon metabolic reconstruction.
Although the course does not require extensive computer programming, it covers basic algorithms used, for example, for analyzing sequence similarity focusing on the development of scoring matrices and introduces file manipulation using exercises in the Python language. This course is the foundation course for the OSU Bioinformatics Certificate Program. Here is the latest sylabus...
Cell & Molecular Biology MICR3033
Introduction to the basic units of life - from molecules to cells. The goal is to present to you a comprehensive set of information, entirely based on experimental evidence showing how cells function at the molecular level. Because the common basic cellular mechanisms, underlining ALL living things, are fairly complex, and molecular biology has made huge progress in the last decade, we partition the course into five hypothetical parts. 1, composition of matter and basic chemistry of living cells; 2, energy and chemical transformations in cells; 3, structure and function of cells; 4, information flow in cells, and 5, specific cell functions.
Bioenergetics is an upper division course exploring the principals and mechanisms of energy transduction in plants, animals, and microbial systems. The course focuses on the diversity of electron transport mechanisms and ATP production. The format of the course is a seminar discussion of the text and selected reading topics. Structural visualization of bioenergetic molecules and calculation of redox and biochemical potentials are emphasized.