Computational Biology

A colorful rendering of the cytoplasm model.

Computational biology allows for the creation of dynamic molecular models, as in this figure of the cytoplasm. (Courtesy of Sean R. McGuffee and Adrian H. Elcock. License: CC BY.)


MIT Course Number

6.047 / 6.878 / HST.507

As Taught In

Fall 2015


Undergraduate / Graduate

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This course covers the algorithmic and machine learning foundations of computational biology combining theory with practice. We cover both foundational topics in computational biology, and current research frontiers. We study fundamental techniques, recent advances in the field, and work directly with current large-scale biological datasets.

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Manolis Kellis. 6.047 Computational Biology. Fall 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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