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  1. #1 Biology concepts for a beginner in Bio-computing? 
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    Hi,
    I am an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science and I have just recently enrolled in a course that will be dealing with Bio-computing. This is not an Introduction to Bio-computing course, but a special topics course that will count as an elective. I'm not sure how deep the course will go in regards to the Bio-Computing, but my future professor did mention there will be a large amount of Biology in it. He did not elaborate though and the meeting was quickly over. He also will not respond to my emails now that we are on break.

    My question was,if any of you have experience with Bio-Computing, what biology topics can I become familiar with before next quarter? I have a two week break, plenty of time to read, and would be very curious about the topics that would be beneficial for me to learn or review.

    Thank you for your time--Collred


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    That really does depend on the class, professor, and school.

    At my university, bio-computing is used to cover anything from simulation of food gathering ants using pheromone trails to neural networks. If you could give us the description of the course from the catalog, someone might be able to help more.


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    That is the problem though. My professor just made the class up as an elective for this other guy and me to take. He told me we would be reading some papers and implementing the material. I understand what your saying though. This is an extremely broad topic and there is not really a way to determine what we are going to be going over. Hopefully he will email me back before the quarter break is over. Thanks though
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    In that case, I would sit back and enjoy the vacation.

    There's no use throwing darts blindfolded.
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