Peter J. Myler
Individual offerings focusing on topics such as pathogenesis, immunology, virology, disease agents, bioinformatics and grant writing. Small lecture format. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
This course is designed to provide students with exposure to, and experience working with, modern bioinformatics tools that will allow them to answer the following questions about a gene(s) of interest:
When and/or where is the gene product expressed?
Who does it hang out with?
What does it do?
Where did it come from?
Thus, it will serve as an introduction to using a Systems Biology approach to answering biological questions.
Student learning goals
Use of software for microarray analysis
Use of web-based databases for pathway and network analysis
Use of software for phylogenetic analysis
General method of instruction
Lecture (PowerPoint) and computer lab
Class assignments and grading
Computer assignments to be completed weekly. Time will be available in class to complete most of the assigned work.
This course will be offered as Credit/No credit, assessed on the basis of attendance and assignment completion.