The course will start with an introductory lecture, covering the basic theoretical and practical aspects of human genome analysis, including a historical perspective of current advances in the field. Subsequent sessions will involve class presentations of papers covering topics related to human genome analysis. All students papers will be chosen by the coordinators to reflect the following areas.

  1. Introductory Lecture on the History and Landscape of the Human Genome
  2. Genetic and Physical Mapping and Maps of Variants
  3. Genome Sequencing and Analysis
  4. Gene Maps, Transcriptional Profiling and Expression Analysis
  5. Comparative Analysis of Genomes
  6. Structural and Medically Relevant Features of the Human Genome

Students will be evaluated on presentation of research papers, carried out in pairs, participation in class discussions, and on a short (5 page) grant proposal on a topic unrelated to their research area. Grades will be determined as follows:

Paper presentation 40%
In-class discussion 20%
Short written paper 40%           

Coordinators: Dr. Steve Scherer and Dr. Lucy Osborne
Date: Wednesdays, April 12 - May 17, 2017, 3-5 p.m.
Place: TBA
Enrollment: Class size is limited to 20 student