3 credits, every Fall Smemster)
students to core concepts in genomics research and the computational
methods used to analyze big data resources. The topics of this course
include overviews of genome projects, genomic architecture, sequence
and structural variations,sequencing and data analysis, fundamental
bioinformatic and phylogenetic analyses, comparative genomic
studies,and all other omics studies (transcriptome, proteome, epigenome
(BIOL5780, 3 credits, Spring 2018-2019
This course is designed to introduce the theory,
algorithms and practice of molecular phylogenetic analysis, as well as
its applications in fields such as systematics, comparative biology,
and molecular evolution. The course emphasizes a hands-on approach to molecular phylogenetics
and combines lecture presentations with computer exercises and
discussion of original scientific literature. Computer-based labs will
give students the opportunity to implement these methods using a
variety of phylogenetic software.
||PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS
(BIOL3030, 3 credits, Spring 2020
This course covers the basic principles of genetics,
including molecular genetics, transmission genetics, genomics, gene
regulation, recombinant DNA technology and population genetics.
Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the application of
genetics to experimental and problem-solving situations.
||INTRODUCTION BIOINFORMATICS I
(BCB5200/BCB5250, 3 credits, Fall
2015-2016, Spring 2015-2016)
Introduction to Bioinformatics I and II are
introduce senior/graduate students to the fundamental concepts,
methods, and research topics in Bioinformatics for analyzing biological
and health data. Introduction to Bioinformatics I course will cover
introduction of Bioinformatics, introduction of computer skills for
Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics database, sequence alignment,
phylogenetic analysis, gene expression analysis, protein analysis,
modeling and simulation of biological pathways, and systems biology.
Introduction to Bioinformatics II will intensely cover omics (genomics,
transcriptomics, and metagenomics) research topics especially including
genome assembly, RNA-Seq analysis, and genome identification and
annotation of metagenomic samples. In the Introduction to
Bioinformatics II course, students will be divided into groups and work
on their selected projects. Exciting cutting-edge research topics in
Bioinformatics will be proposed to students.