LMP1107H: Bioinformatics in LMP

Who can attend

Graduate students (MSc and PhD) in the research stream.

Course enrollment is capped at 20 students.

We give preference to LMP graduate students.

Course description

Bioinformatics is used in all areas of biology.

This module will introduce students to approaches used in the analysis of molecular sequence data.

This course is not intended for those who primarily intend to use bioinformatics, but rather to allow you to understand the results of work that complements third research approaches.

Each week, we will discuss a different topic with hands-on use of online tools to analyze molecular data.

Course coordinator

Dr. David Irwin


lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered every year in the Fall session. (6 weeks)

Mondays 9:10 - 11:00 am 

Location: TBA

Evaluation methods

Weekly assignments: 60%

Final assessment: 40%


All sessions are led by Dr. David Irwin.



October 23, 2023

Databases / data retrieval / blast searches

October 30, 2023

Analysis of DNA sequences

November 6, 2023

Analysis of protein sequences

November 13, 2023

Alignment of Sequences

November 20, 2023

Evolutionary analysis

November 27, 2023

Final assessment