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Course Announcement

Fall 2017

BNFO 491 Functional Genomics

This course provides a survey of genome biology, including genome sequencing, genome evolution, genomic medicine, proteomics etc. The course will be split into a more theoretical part and an experimental part, teaching lab techniques to study smaller or larger numbers of genes and their function. You will learn hat genes do and how to study them and why it is sometimes more informative to look at all genes of an organism rather than just one. Students will also spend significant time working on Wikipedia pages they select.

Time: Mon, 9-11:45 am, Wed 9-10:45 am
Place: Trani 207 (lab)

Students: Undergraduates + graduate students
Prerequisites: undergraduate course in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics or microbiology."

For bioinformatics students, it will count as a bioinformatics elective. Undergraduates in the Computational or Quantitative/Statistics tracks should confirm with Dr. Herschell Emery how the course would apply to your electives requirements.

Materials required: none.

However, the course will be guided to some extent by Campbell & Heyer (2007) Discovering Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Pearson, but we will write our own textbook in Wikipedia, using current research articles.

More detailed syllabus (pdf)