Spring Semester 2005
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Tentative lecture and exam schedule:

January 11 – Introduction to Genomics | Lecture 1
January 13 – Microbial Genomes/Microbial databases | Lecture 2
Week 1 Lab – Introduction to lab/NCBI
January 18 – Genomic webtools | Lecture 3
January 20 – Sequencing and Assembly | Lecture 4
Week 2 Lab – Exploring web based tools for bioinformatics
January 25 – Searching databases for homologs | Lecture 5
January 27 – Tools for monitoring genome-wide gene expression | Lecture 6
Week 3 Lab – Sequence assembly
February 1 – DNA microarrays | Lecture 7
February 3 – DNA microarrays | Lecture 8
Week 4 Lab – BLAST & PSI-BLAST
February 8 – DNA microarrays | Lecture 9
February 10 – Proteomics | Lecture 10
Week 5 Lab – DNA Microarrays/ Image analysis/data
February 15 – Structural Genomics | Lecture 11
February 17 – Genome scale protein/protein interactions | Lecture 12
Week 6 Lab - Proteomics
February 22 – High throughput genetics | Lecture 13
February 24 – Comparative Genomics – Uri Levine| Lecture 14
Week 7 Lab – ORF finder/genome annotation
March 1 – Review
March 3 – Mid-term exam
Lab – None

March 7-11 Spring Break

March 15 – Annotation Project/Exam Review
March 17 – Phylogeny of life – Tom Schmidt
Week 9 Lab – Lateral Gene Transfer
March 22 – Molecular evolution and gene transfer – Tom Schmidt
March 24 – Sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis– Tom Schmidt
Week 10 Lab – Phylogeny
March 29 – Systems Biology
March 31 – Genome based diagnostics
Week 11 Lab – Begin Annotation project
April 5 – Phylogenetic analysis (continued) – Tom Schmidt
April 7 – Metagenomics - Tom Schmidt
Week 12 Lab – Codon Bias
April 12 – Eukaryotic Genomes – Pat Venta
April 14 – Human Genome Project - Pat Venta
Week 13 Lab – Human Genome Project
April 19 – SNPs - Venta
April 21 – TBD - Venta
Week 14 Lab – Annotation Project
April 26 – Organellar Genomes
April 28 – Review – Britton/Schmidt/Venta
Week 15 Lab – Annotation Project

Annotation projects due: May 3, 5pm. Late projects not accepted.

Final Exam – Thursday May 5, 10-12. Room 1420.

 

   
 
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