Nov 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 4340 Geonomics and Bioinformatics

Genomics has transformed the field of biology by allowing scientists to ask multi-disciplinary questions and gain a systems view of biology and biological processes. As such, genomics and related fields (proteomics, metabolomics, etc.) have become commonplace in all areas of biology, from biomedicine to ecology. This course introduces students to the theoretical and historical background of genomics and the bioinformatics tools used to analyze sequence and genomic data. The texts and selected literature will cover topics including genome sequencing (traditional and next generation), assembly, annotation, a survey of published genome projects including the Human Genome Project, comparative genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and synthetic biology. Students will also learn various computer programs used to analyze sequence and genomic data and work with real datasets. This course provides students with a framework to explore these disciplines in their future scientific careers and prepares students for advanced study and research in molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. Lecture and Computer Lab. Students will be charged an additional Biology Lab Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in BIO 2040   BIO 2050  andBIO 2060  
Credits: 4.0