2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

BIOL 5870 - Genomics and Bioinformatics (with Lab)



Goals: This course was developed to familiarize students majoring in biology with the methods of genomic research, to encourage students to think on genomic scale, to help students become proficient with computer tools to “do” genomics, to promote student understanding of the relationships between science and newspaper headlines.

Content: This course examines major ideas of the current genomics research. It also introduces students to biology resources available online. Through the series of exercises and case studies, students will practice conducting DNA and protein sequence analysis, primary literature analysis, interpreting results of gene expression studies and more. We will talk about ethical and scientific aspects of genomic research including human genome project and DNA testing. 

Taught: Alternate years

Prerequisite: BIOL 3050 (grade of C- or better)

Note: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4