CMSC 423: Bioinformatics
Fall 2011

Course objectives: Cover interesting algorithms and methods for the analysis of biological data. We will cover string matching algorithms, string searching, string pattern finding (gene finding, discovery of protein binding sites), genome assembly, phylogenetics, and several topics of current research interest in bioinformatics.

Class time: Tue/Thr 12:30am-1:45pm in CSIC 2107.

Professor: Carl Kingsford, Office: CBCB 3113. Email: carlk AT cs.

Office hours: Wednesdays, 11:00-noon in CBCB 3113. If you cannot attend office hours, email me about scheduling a different time.

Grades: will be posted at

TA: Darya Filippova (dfilippo AT

TA Office Hours: Mondays 1-3 in CBCB 3118, and Thursdays 10-noon in the office hours room on first floor of AVW. If you cannot get into the building, please use the call box to call Denise Cross (035) or Carl (032).



Demos & Code:

Optional Reading:

Reviews and Research papers where some of the techniques we have discussed were first introduced will be posted here.

Lecture Slides: