MELS 416

 This course introduces an integrated presentation of genome organization, genome sequencing and characterization, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and introductory genomic data analysis. The course main objective is to acquire knowledge of how genomic data are gathered and analyzed. The course introduces research methods used to accumulate genomic data, instruct on how to access major genomic databases, how various nucleotide alignment algorithms work, and how to use them. The course is an introduction to theory and methods used for genome-level sequence analysis. It uses public databases and software to extract, analyze and interpret DNA sequences. Topics covered include functional and structural homology, and analysis of gene expression patterns using gene chip technology.