Computational Biology is a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary field that uses techniques from computer science, applied mathematics and statistics to address problems inspired by biology. This seminar will expose the students to a selection of topics of current interest in molecular computing and bioinformatics. The focus of the Fall 2008 offering is on computational protein bio-geometry.

Prerequisites: for Computer Science majors: CSC 111, 112, Calculus or permission of the instructor. Background in Biology is NOT a prerequisite. Mathematics, biology, chemistry, bio- chemistry and physics majors are also encouraged to take this course, pending permission of the instructor.