Welcome

This is the course website for “Computational Biology / Biological Computing”, a new University of Virginia course targeted to undergraduate computer science students that will be offered for the first time in Spring 2022. Scheduled course meetings are Mondays and Wednesday, 12:30pm – 1:45pm, in Olsson Hall 018, starting on 19 January 2022.

This course will look at connections between computing and biology, with a focus on DNA. It will include computational methods used in biology focusing on how computing can be used to analyze and design DNA, as well as opportunities to use biological substances and ideas to compute.

Expected Background. No previous background in biology is expected. Expected computing background is having successfully completed cs2150 and at least one of cs3102 or cs4102, or comparable experience.