Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

(second edition)

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Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics


Welcome to the website for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). This site features a complete bioinformatics teaching curriculum: powerpoints for an entire course taught at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and web site links organized by chapter in the new textbook, Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics. A separate resource (at the Wiley Higher Education site) is available to instructors, providing detailed solutions to problems.

Features of the textbook

This book is organized into three parts. In part I (Chapters 1-7), we introduce the field of bioinformatics. In part II (Chapters 8-12), we discuss functional genomics. Part III (Chapters 13-20) describes the tree of life from a genomics perspective, including chapters on viruses, the prokaryotes, and the eukaryotes.

Practically, I have used this textbook in teaching two courses: an introduction to bioinformatics (Chapters 1-12) and a course on genomics in which we survey the tree of life (Chapters 13-20).

Features of this website: web documents, powerpoints, audio files, and more

Each chapter of the textbook refers to web documents that you can find on this site. For example, Chapter 7 describes how phylogenetic trees are made. You can use the web documents to obtain the raw sequence data that go into making a particular tree, and to see the outputs from a variety of software packages that produce phylogenetic trees.

The web pages for each chapter also include powerpoints, pdfs, audio files, links to relevant websites, and other material from bioinformatics and genomics courses I have taught at Johns Hopkins. A companion moodle site also includes these files as well as on-line quizzes.

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