STAT 115: Introduction to Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

This is the consolidated website for STAT115/215 and BIOSTAT/BST282 courses

Course Schedule and Videos

Please see here for the course schedule and videos from this year: 

Here is the course schedule and videos from 2018:

Here is the course schedule and videos from 2017: 

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Link to Syllabus


X Shirley Liu, 


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12pm - 1:15pm, Science Center 309

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:15 - 2pm, Science Center 300a


  • Tuesday 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Kresge LL6 (HSPH).
  • Thursday 6pm - 8pm, Northwest B129 (Cambridge).

The same material will be covered at both labs, so feel free to attend either or both! Generally, we will present material for the first hour and have office hours for the second hour.

Teaching Fellows

Online Tutorials

Students in previous years made video tutorials for the bioinformatics software you'll be using in this class. Please find the videos here:

Basic LINUX and Shell:

Basic programming skills: 

Basic bioinformatics software: 


Course Summary:

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