B204/CBE204 Genomics

Principles and technologies for generating genomic information for ecological, biomedical and biotechnological applications. Technologies will be introduced progressively, from DNA to RNA to protein to whole cell systems. The integration of biology, chemistry, engineering, and computational sciences will be stressed. Topics include: The Human Genome Project and the birth of genomics, Technology for the High-throughput Sequencing, Gene Expression, Proteomic Technologies, Physiomic and Phenomic Technologies, Analysis of Cell Function. Methods for annotating genomes, characterizing functional genes, profiling and pathways reconstruction are also discussed.

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