Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

STAT 437: Quantitative Methods in Bioinformatics

Credit Hours



Some background in basic statistical methods or biostatistics, or permission of instructor.


This course explores recently developed mathematical, probabilistic and statistical methods currently used in the fields of bioinformatics and DNA microarray and protein array data analysis. These include stochastic processes, (hidden and traditional) Markov chains, tree- and clustering techniques (including principal components analysis and biplots), discriminant analysis, experimental design strategies and ANOVA methods. Our focus in this course is on the application of these techniques and on meaningful interpretation of results.