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John A Stamatoyannopoulos
GENOME 551
Seattle Campus

Principles of Gene Regulation

A detailed examination of the mechanisms of transcription and translation as determined by experimental genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

Class description

This course covers the fundamentals of gene regulation, with the major emphasis on regulation of transcription in eukaryotes.

Student learning goals

Fundamentals of transcriptional regulation

Students should emerge with sound knowledge of seminal literature

General method of instruction

- Focus on primary scientific literature; no course textbook - Interactive / Socratic discussion

Recommended preparation

Prior knowledge of transcriptional mechanisms is not required. A basic understanding of gene structure is desired.

Class assignments and grading

-Assignments consist of critical evaluation of seminal articles from the scientific literature. - Specific questions are handed out in advance and students are expected to prepare them for the subsequent class. - Beginning second week of class, weekly brief written tutorials

- Grading based on class participation and tutorials


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Brian Allen Giebel
Date: 04/22/2009