Biology and Molecular biosciences majors
To understand how
variation in mammalian genome leads to phenotypes and which methods are used in
genomic research. In addition, the course will train students in scientific
writing and evaluation.
Lectures will cover the types of genetic variation
in mammalian genome and how this variation affects phenotypes. The lectures
will cover modern genomics methods to analyze genomic variation, including
genome-wide association studies, exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, and
gene expression profiling. Students will write an essay on one of the topics
covered at the lectures and will evaluate an essay of another student. Computer
exercises (max. 20 students) include analysis of human and mouse genomic data
using various bioinformatics methods.
Examination and written essay
Examination (50%) and written essay (50%) (scale 1-5)
For those students who have been accepted to the bioinformatics part and who are not used to working in R and in the Unix environment, we will organize a special introductory session on Friday March 31st, 9:00-12:00, Infocenter Korona computer class 138. We will go through the very basics of Unix environment and give a short introduction to R. The participation in this session is voluntary - if you feel you have some experience in this field, you can come directly to the exercises starting on April 3rd.
Lectures + essay writing 3 cr.
Bioinformatic practicals 3 cr.
52714 Human genetics, 52739 Bioinformatiikan
perusteet, 52920 Bioinformatiikan työt, Bachelor thesis