MCB 3421 - Fall 2017

Introduction to Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics

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   Instructor: J. Peter Gogarten (OFFICE: BP room 404,

   Teaching Assistant: Matthew Fullmer,

   The class meets
        MW 11.15AM - 12.05AM    AND     Fridays 10.10.AM-11.40AM or 1.25PM-2.55PM
        Monday's and Wednesday's classes meet in the Phillip E Austin Building (Room 445)
        Friday's classes will meet in the computer lab located in the Whetton Graduate Center (Room 300A).

(for directions see follow the above links to the UConn campus map)    

   Reading materials will be posted on huskyCT -- if you cannot get access, send your netID to

   There also will be a discussion board on huskyCT. Contributions on the discussion board will count towards your participation grade.


Possibilities to boost your grade:

Exam Questions for Self Study:

Exams #1&#2: Questions with answers
Exam #3: Questions with answers
Exam #4: Questions with answers
Exam #5: Questions with answers
Exam #6: Questions with answers
Exam #7: Questions with answers
Exam# 8: Questions with answers

Additional questions to study for the final (with answers, ASCI drawings are screwed up, if you don't see the answers,
                                                                                      you might need to download the file and open it in acrobat reader )

List of Goals for each class - check them out - discuss if things are not clear.

Midterm, tentative Date: Wednesday October 11th, Austin 445
        11/23-11/27 Thanksgiving break 
Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 6pm-8pm AUST445
       Friday,  Dec. 8 last Day of classes
  (Please let me know ahead of time, if you have a conflict for this time. See syllabus for exam policy.)

   Red: meets in the Computer Lab in the Whetten Graduate Center (300A)
   Blue: meets in Room Austin 445



Topics - If you have suggestion for additional topics, please let me know,

Syllabus <- (see for grade calculation, exam policy, and penalties for academic misconduct)

Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:
* Providing or receiving assistance on academic work (papers, projects, examinations) in a way that was not authorized by the instructor
* Any attempt to improperly influence (bribery, threats) any member of the faculty, staff, or administration of the University in any matter relating to academics or research
* Plagiarism
* Doing academic work for another student
* Presenting the same or substantially the same papers or projects in two or more courses without the explicit permission of the instructors
* Situations where one student knowingly assists another student in committing an act of academic misconduct, and any student doing so will be held equally accountable for the violation

For more information see the Community Standards at

Last year's course web page

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