Computational Genomics: An Introduction to the Genomic Era
What is a genome? This course investigates the different
components of genomes, from DNA to proteins, and the recent
technological advances illuminating them. Topics include:
next-generation sequencing, genome assembly and annotation,
transcriptomics, comparative genomics, epigenetics, repetitive
sequences noncoding DNA and proteomics.
Making Sense of Genomes: A Course for Doing Genomics
This course is structured like a genomics research project: at
the beginning of the course students are given raw data from a
genome sequencer and then guided through the process of genome
assembly and analysis, which is performed during class time.
Along the way important concepts are introduced in
mini-lectures, allowing ample time for in-class data processing
and analysis. Students learn to run programs from the command
line, and also run some programs on the Zorro high-performance
computing cluster. No pre-existing programming skill required.