01:447:451 Genomes

01:447:451 GENOMES


This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.







Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384 and General Biology Lab 01:119:117 or 01:119:102

Course Description

This course will focus on the organization, function and evolution of the human genome. The topics will include next generation sequencing methods, human variation, disease gene mapping, cancer genomics, epigenetics, transcriptional and post-transcriptional control, human demography, Neanderthal genomes and genome evolution.

Course URL

There will be a Sakai site for the course.

Course satisfies Learning Goals

3. Use genetic information and ideas to critically analyze published research articles in genetics.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

There will be two in-class midterm exams, a cumulative final exam, a group presentation and several homework problem sets.

Course Materials

There will not be a textbook for the course. There will be materials posted on the Sakai site of the course including Powerpoint slides and papers from the literature or textbook chapters, when suitable.

Course Closed?

No special permission numbers will be administered for this course. If the course is closed you should continue to check WebReg to see if a spot opens.


Prof. Kevin Chen

C-225 Nelson Biological Laboratories

** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator **