CS466: Introduction to Bioinformatics

Instructor: Jian Peng
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Email: jianpeng@illinois.edu
Office: 2118 Siebel Center
Office Hour: 11:00AM - 11:59AM M/W

Teaching Assistant: Wei Qian
PhD Student of Computer Science
Email: weiqian3@illinois.edu
Office: 1218 Siebel Center
Office Hour: 1:00PM - 2:00PM T/R

Location: 0216 Siebel Center
Time: 09:00AM - 9:50PM, M/W/F

Forum: Piazza

Course Objectives

Introduction to bioinformatics:

Learning to do research:


Introductory materials

Molecular Biology for Computer Scientists by Larry Hunter.

An Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms by Neil C. Jones and Pavel A. Pevzner.

Grading Scheme

3-credit students:

4-credit students:

Course Mini-Project


Computational techniques:

Biological problems:

Team size

* Make clear your contribution in the project report


Assignments Policy


Date Presenter Slides
01/19/2018 Jian Peng Introduction [slides]
01/22/2018 Jian Peng Molecular Biology [slides]
01/24/2018 Jian Peng Probability and Statistics [slides]