"The Role of Mathematics and Computer Science in Molecular Biology Research"
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
November 25, 2002
This page has links to a video of a lecture on "The Role of
Mathematics and Computer Science in Molecular Biology Research",
intended for undergraduates from any of these disciplines.
Here is the abstract for the lecture:
There are links to two different versions of the video, so that
hopefully one or the other will work on your platform.
What role do mathematicians and computer scientists have to play in
the genome projects that have revolutionized biology over the past
decade? I will try to give some indication by looking in some depth
at just two particular problems in biological sequence analysis. One
is an overview of how the human genome was sequenced. The other is
called "phylogenetic footprinting", and is a method for discovering
functional regions of DNA by comparing the DNA sequences of multiple
No prior knowledge of mathematics, computer science, or molecular
biology will be assumed.
This first will work with older versions of the Windows Media
Player, and may open the slides and video in two separate windows or
possibly one integrated window, depending on your browser. If two
windows, resize them so that they fit side by side on your screen, otherwise
every time slides change that window will pop to the top.
You will need version 9 of the
Windows Media Player
for this version. My experience is that video version #1 above has
nicer looking fonts on the slides, and this one's are somewhat distorted.