LMP1107H: Bioinformatics in LMP

Who can attend

Graduate students (MSc and PhD) in the research stream.

Course enrollment is capped at 20 students.

We give preference to LMP graduate students.

Course description

Bioinformatics is used in all areas of biology.

This module will introduce students to approaches used in the analysis of molecular sequence data.

This course is not intended for those who primarily intend to use bioinformatics, but rather to allow you to understand the results of work that complements third research approaches.

Each week, we will discuss a different topic with hands-on use of online tools to analyze molecular data.

Course coordinator

Dr. David Irwin


lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered every year in the Winter session. (6 weeks)

Thursdays 9:10 am – 11 am

Location: TBD

Evaluation methods

Weekly assignments, 50%

Term project, 25%

Final assessment, 25%

Schedule (tentative)

All sessions are led by Dr. David Irwin.

date topic
January 13, 2022  Databases / data retrieval / Blast searches
January 20, 2022 Analysis of DNA sequences
January 27, 2022 Analysis of protein sequences
February 3, 2022 Alignment of sequences
February 10, 2022 Evolutionary analysis
February 17, 2022 Final exam