MSIS 662 - The Information of Biotech (3)

Surveys the creation, storage and analysis needs of the information generated by the biotech industry, including the data collection requirements of Phase I, II and III clinical trials, the information requirements for drug and device submissions to the FDA, the EU, and other agencies on the global landscape, the digital representation of DNA, and the biotech computer applications available from major software/hardware manufacturers, including Dell, Intel, Google, Oracle and Microsoft. Professionals from the biotechnology field will present on a variety of topics. Course References include:Putting the Pieces Together: Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, International BIO Organization, Manufacturers/service-provider's technical materials. MSIS students will have a "hands-on" experience programming DNA micro-arrays courtesy of the NSF-funded Bio-Link, housed at UCSF. Restricted to Graduate level; Biotechnology (4+1), Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business Administration, and Information Systems majors