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This course will cover the fundamentals of relational database design as applied to biological information, including gene and protein sequences, protein structures, and laboratory information management systems. The theory of relational databases will be covered, including keys, normalization, and the effect of NULL data. The process of database design will be introduced and applied to specific problems that occur in many biological database design projects.

Note: Knowledge of spreadhseets such as Microsoft Excel to manipulate date required.  College level molecular or cell biology (at least 1 semester) is recommended.

Course Number: CSE-40845
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Applied Bioinformatics

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