CS466: Introduction to Bioinformatics

Location: 0216 Siebel Center
Time: 08:30AM - 9:50AM, M/W

Instructor: Jian Peng
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Email: jianpeng@illinois.edu
Office: 2118 Siebel Center
Office Hour: M/W 10 - 11am

Teaching Assistant: Nate Russell
PhD Student of Informatics
Email: ntrusse2@illinois.edu
Office: 1218 Siebel Center
Office Hour: Wed 2-3pm

Teaching Assistant: Casey Hanson
PhD Student of Computer Science
Email: crhanso2@illinois.edu
Office: 1218 Siebel Center
Office Hour: Mon 2-3pm

> Forum: piazza
Video Lectures: Echo360
Video Lectures Student Guide: EWS Student Guide

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.

Tentative Grading Scheme

3-credit students:

4-credit students:


Problem Set 1




Course Mini-Project


Computational techniques:

Biological problems:

Team size

* Make clear your contribution in the project report


Assignments Policy


Date Presenter Slides
01/14/2019 Jian Peng Introduction [Slides]
01/16/2019 Jian Peng Molecular biology [Slides]
01/23/2019 Jian Peng Probability and Statistics [Slides]
01/28/2019 Jian Peng Probability and Statistics with Sequences[Slides]
02/04/2019 Jian Peng Sequences I [Slides]
02/06/2019 Jian Peng Sequences II [Slides]
02/11/2019 Jian Peng Alignment I [Slides]
02/13/2019 Jian Peng Alignment II [Slides]
02/18/2019 Jian Peng Alignment III [Slides]
02/20/2019 Jian Peng Pattern I [Slides]