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31.7.2019 at 00:00 - 20.8.2019 at 23:59


Fri 30.8.2019
16:00 - 20:00


Students of the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine, other Master’s and doctoral students.

Basic familiarity with molecular biology concepts is expected.


The aim of this course is to introduce genome profiling technologies from experiment design, wet-lab experiments and data analysis, and give practical examples on scientific and clinical approaches.
After the course the student will
Understand the basics of genomics and genetics and be able to describe the terminology
Have a basic understanding of the technological aspects of genome profiling technologies and their applications
Understand how the technology can be applied in clinical diagnostics
Be aware of selected literature and research in the field on the local campus

Period IV. The course is arranged annually.

The course consists of 20 hours of lectures given by experienced genome biologists and an

excursion to Blueprint Genetics, a genetic diagnostics company. Lecture details are found on the Moodle page of the course. In the beginning of the course, students are divided into groups of three to five. Each lecturer selects an article that is related to his/her lecture, and the article is posted on the course Moodle pages. Each group will select one article and will present the article to all the students at the beginning of the lecture.

1. Basic concepts in genetics and genomics

2. Next-generation sequencing technologies

3. Next-generation sequencing data analysis

4. Microarray technologies

5. Microarray data analysis

6. Single-cell genomics

7. Genome profiling in cancer research

8. Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics

9. Forensic genomics

10. Bacterial genomes

11. Microbial genomics and metagenomics

12. Excursion to Blueprint Genetics

Lecture slides and supportive reading will be distributed via the Moodle learning environment.

Grading scale 1-5. 85% of attendance in the lectures and a passing grade on the exam are required.

Responsible teacher: docent Outi Monni, PhD

5 cr: TMED-910A Genome profiling and TMED-910C Personalized medicine are compulsory.
6 cr: Select also TMED-910B NG sequencing. TMED-910B NG Sequencing has limited capacity (10 students) and accepts primarily TRANSMED students.

The course consists of contact teaching and lectures, and individual learning requires the students to read supporting material for each course lecture as well as engage in team-based learning in preparing for the group presentations. Distance learning is not possible.

20 h lectures
4 h excursion
2 h exam