PCB 4540: Genomics
Course Description for Genomics
Prerequisite: BSC 2012C
Description: Genomics is one of the newest and most exciting fields in biology. Discoveries made in this field have far reaching implications for important topics such as the evolution of life on our planet and the genetic causes of human diseases. This course will focus on the history of genomics, the technology used to sequence and analyze genomes, and the discoveries made from investigations of genomes. This course will address questions such as what genomic comparisons reveal about the relationship between disparate animal lineages; how the genome controls the production of the phenotype; the relationship between genome complexity and phenotype complexity; the evolutionary mechanisms that control genome architecture; and the genomic underpinnings of human disease.