Class Cancellation

Snow days, no class on Wednesday Jan 28 (tomorrow)!

First Meetings 

First meeting will be on Mon. 12 Jan 2015, immediately followed by an office hour for Prof Gerstein, for those with individual questions about the class. The class will meet again Wed. and Fri. of that week.  


Go to for students' sign up and good times for the weekly discussion section

Changes relative to Last Year

18th year of the course. You are encourage to last year's site as a guide. In particular, many of the PDFs & PPTs for lectures will be similar to those last year. New developments for this year include :

(1) inclusion of one inside-out-class using a MOOC on machine learning
(2) Different lectures on "Genomics Data," now done by M Simon, rather than J Noonan
(3) New website look 
(4) Additional emphasis on cancer genomics

Snow Days (general policy)

We have built into the class schedule the potential for snow days. To avoid last minute uncertainty and confusion, we will not wait until Yale officially closes the university for snow (which only happens in the most extreme of blizzards). If the weather looks particularly problematic a few days before (eg on Sat. for a Mon. class), we will preemptively cancel via the class email list, which means it important for all to be on this list.