Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 13:11
A course containing a series of lectures describing 'latest-methods and discoveries' in areas of bioinformatics and functional genomics including transcriptomics, proteomics, and DNA sequence analysis
Contains an extended research practical; you carry out computer analysis of transcriptome datasets to understand how cells respond to starvation stress, and write up in research paper format.
Contains a series of in-depth workshops that teach the principles and practice of DNA and protein sequence analysis.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course focuses initially on an understanding of how modern-day genome sequencing and comparative genome analysis is carried out. Computer workshops will illustrate how comparative genome analysis can be carried out. Following this, courses on functional genomics show how high throughput techniques aid in the indentification of gene function on a genome-wide basis. The vast datasets that result are challenging to analyse and integrate; through computer workshops, genome-wide data analysis will be carried out to show how information from multiple data sources can be integrated in the study of gene function.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Essay/problem-based questions examination (20%); and in-course data handling assessment (80%).