Introduction to Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics intersects biology generally at the level of molecules, hence it is essential for bioinformaticians to be comfortable in the world of molecular biology. The notes given here offer a whirlwind tour of molecular biology, focusing on those aspects that are most often important in understanding the context of bioinformatic problems.
Those who are already familiar with molecular biology - Treat the notes as a review. Skim them to find areas you may be less familiar with.
Those who are not familiar with molecular biology - There is a lot of information here... too much for one sitting. You decide how much you can take in. Use the study questions to help you judge what you are comprehending.
Either way, please fill out the questionnaires below!
Questionnaire for Strategies of Life and Protein
Questionnaire for Flow of Information
Presentations - (DNA to Protein)
Problem Set - (PDF file)