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260.605.01 GENOMICS

Cancelled

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W F,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jonathan Pevsner
Course Instructor:

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Description:

Explores genomes across the tree of life, using the tools of bioinformatics. Topics include viruses; bacteria and archaea; protozoa (e.g. Plasmodium); plants (with a focus on Arabidopsis and rice); the fungi; the metazoans (Drosophila, C. elegans, the rodents, the primates, and human). Each lecture highlights features of the relevant genome(s), key websites and bioinformatics tools, the phylogenetic context in which to understand the significance of the organism, and genomics-based approaches to human disease. Weekly computer labs introduce students to genomics software available on the internet, including tools for genome annotation, comparison, and analysis.

Methods of Assessment:

One midterm exam; one final exam; weekly quizzes.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: