CPSC 440

Applied Statistical Methods I

Credit: 4 hours

Statistical methods involving relationships between populations and samples; collection, organization, and analysis of data; and techniques in testing hypotheses with an introduction to regression, correlation, and analysis of variance limited to the completely randomized design and the randomized complete-block design. Same as ABE 440, ANSC 440, FSHN 440, and NRES 440. Prerequisite: MATH 012 or equivalent.

ANSC 445

Statistical Methods

Credit: 4 hours

Design and analysis of experiments: multiple regression, method of fitting constants, factorial experiments with unequal subclass numbers, analysis of covariance, experimental design; computer applications to agricultural experiments using statistical packages. Same as ABE 445, and NRES 445. Prerequisite: CPSC 440, or MATH 263, or equivalent.

ANSC 448

Math Modeling in Life Sciences

Credit: 3+ hours

Introduction to deterministic and stochastic mathematical models for the life sciences, statistical methods for fitting and testing models, and computer simulation programs. Applications to populations, processes, and products of animals, plants, and humans. Same as IB 487, and STAT 458. Students desiring 4 hours credit do additional work in some area of mathematical modeling in the life sciences. Prerequisite: IB 104; a course in calculus, and a course in computer sciences; or consent of instructor.

CPSC 491

Ugrad Bioinformatics Seminar

Credit: 0 to 2 hours

Introduces the field of bioinformatics and computational biology. Same as CPSC 491 and LIS 483. No graduate credit. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms to maximum of 2 undergraduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CPSC 541

Regression Analysis

Credit: 5 hours

The application of regression methods to problems in agriculture and natural resources. Topics include simple linear, multiple linear, and nonlinear regression analysis and correlation analysis. Emphasis is placed on predictor variable selection, diagnostics and remedial measures and validation. Both quantitative and qualitative predictor variables are examined. The SAS system is used for all analyses. Same as ANSC 541. Prerequisite: CPSC 440 or equivalent.

CPSC 542

Applied Statistical Methods II

Credit: 5 hours

Statistical methods as tools for research. Principles of designing experiments and methods of analysis for various kinds of designs, experimental (completely randomized, randomized complete block, split plots, Latin square) and treatment (complete factorial); covariate analysis; use of SAS for all analyses. Prerequisite: CPSC 440 or equivalent.

CPSC 545

Statistical Genomics

Credit: 3 hours

This course presents current statistical approaches to analyze DNA microarray, quantitative trait loci and proteomic data and understand the genetic architecture of complex phenotypes including health, performance and behavior. DNA microarray studies measure the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping studies detect associations between genomic regions and phenotypes. Results from these and proteomic studies help identify and quantify genes, regulators and products leading to drug, biotechnology and scientific discoveries. Prerequisite: Graduate level course in Statistics and graduate level course in Molecular Biology. Cross listing as CPSC5XX in progress.

CPSC 564

Molecular Marker Data Analyses

Credit: 3 hours

CPSC 564 aims to provide practical, hands-on instruction in the analysis of molecular marker datasets. The course is broadly divided into two sections:  analyses using genotypes alone, and analyses using both phenotypes and genotypes. Topics will include linkage disequilibrium, linkage and association mapping, estimation and control of population structure, prediction of phenotypes using marker data, and the analysis of genotypic datasets produced using next-generation sequencing technology. All topics will be explored using real datasets analyzed in R, and each class will include a lecture followed by a computer exercise.

CPSC 565

Perl & UNIX for Bioinformatics

Credit: 2 hours

This intensive course is an introduction to high-throughput bioinformatics and genome data analysis. An introduction to programming with Perl and Bioperl will be given, and students will learn to write scripts relevant to their own research goals. We will also cover the use of UNIX and Perl for automating and customizing bioinformatics tools. Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instructor. In addition, familiarity with DNA and protein sequence data, and basic Windows computing skills are required.

CPSC 567

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Credit: 2 hours

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are emerging disciplines that address the need to manage and interpret the massive quantities of data generated by genomic research. In systems biology, advances in genomics, bioinformatics, and structural biology are used to generate global and unified views that integrate fragmentary knowledge of biological systems, their components and their interrelationships. This course is intended for students interested in the crossroads of biology and computational science and includes both lectures and hands-on experience. Students may not receive credit for this course and CPSC 499 Bioinformatics and System Biology. Prerequisite: Graduate level status or consent of instructor.

CPSC 569

Applied Bioinformatics

Credit: 4 hours

Introduction to theoretical and applied aspects of bioinformatics. Topics include genomic and proteomic databases, sequence alignment and search algorithms (e.g., BLAST, FASTA, CLUSTAL W), predictive methods in DNA sequence, machine-learning techniques (e.g., Hidden Markiv Models) and data mining, biomolecular structure and its prediction, molecular evolution and phylogenetic reconstruction, structural genomics and phylogenomics. Concepts are complemented with hands-on experience with computational biology databases and bioinformatic tools. Same as ANSC 542. Approved for both S/U and letter grading. Prerequisite: Graduate level status or consent of instructor.

CPSC 591

Graduate Bioinformatics Seminar

Credit: 1 to 2 hours

This seminar series focuses on research in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology. Same as INFO 591 and LIS 583. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.