Comparative Microbial Genomics: A Bioinformatics Approach
Course Schedule for 2009
Performance will be evaluated by an oral podcast of at least 5 minutes (10%), a poster (15%), a journal club report (25%), and a final written manuscript (50%). See the course schedule for more information about grading and course aims and objectives.
||The textbook is written specifically for this course:
COMPUTING FOR COMPARATIVE GENOMICS: Bioinformatics for Microbiologists
by David W. Ussery, Stefano Borini, and Trudy M. Wassenaar
Springer, to be published in autumn, 2008. Link to Amazon.com
Link to pdf of page proofs
Note that the DTU bookstore has ordered 100 copies of the text, to be delivered as soon as the book is published; pdfs of chapters will be available through the campus net site for this course. Links to PDF files for relevant papers will be provided on this web page (see below).
This is the eighth year for this course, which was first taught in the autumn of 2001. Links to the course programme for
Also, one-week versions of the course have been taught at other locations:
- Thailand, June 2008,
- Brazil, August 2007,
- Oslo, Norway, October 2006,
- Brazil, August 2006,
- Thailand, March 2005,
Introduction to Bioinformatics (course #27011 or similar) and General Biotechnology and Life Science (course #27000 or similar). Entry level college math and biology are essential.
For those who would like a review of basic Bioinformatics, see the lecture notes for the CBS Introduction to Bioinformatics course. For a background in basic molecular biology/genetics, there are several good texts on-line. For those who whish more microbiological information, Brock Biology of Microogranisms, by Michael Madigan, John Martinko, and Jack Parker, is available in the DTU bookstore and recommended.
For more information, please contact David Ussery
or Peter Fischer Hallin