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Instructor Class Description

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Peter J. Myler
PABIO 590
Seattle Campus

Selected Topics

Individual offerings focusing on topics such as pathogenesis, immunology, virology, disease agents, bioinformatics and grant writing. Small lecture format. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

PABIO/MEBI 536

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.


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 Peter J. Myler
Date: 03/26/2007