|Module Title||GENOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Michael Winson|
|Other staff||Dr Gerard Bishop, Dr Roy Goodacre, Dr James Jefferies, Professor Michael Young|
|Pre-Requisite||BS10910 or external equivalent, BS22520 , BS22720|
|Course delivery||Lecture||24 Hours|
|Workshop||3 Hours 3 x 2hours workshops|
|Assessment||Exam||3 Hours Essays and data interpretation||70%|
|Course work||Oral and two projects||30%|
|Resit assessment||3 Hours Essays and data interpretation (plus resubmission of failed coursework or an alternative)|
Aims and objectives
This module is an integrated series of lectures, and workshops covering the key expanding disciplines of genomics and bioinformatics. Genomics is a family of 'information technologies' for biology that are being used to obtain interpret and exploit the complete sequences of the chromosomes and genomes of organisms ranging from bacteria to man.
Bioinformatics encompasses the methodologies (particularly computational) enabling the analysis and integration of information made available by structural, physiological, taxonomic and genomic studies with the ultimate goal of assigning functions to genes. The results emerging from these two disciplines will inform new predictive strategies to identify new and useful genes and potential drug targets, understand gene behaviour and develop novel therapeutic products. The module will provide both theoretical and practical training in genomics and computational biology.
The lectures cover the following topics:
On completion of this applied module, students
** Recommended Text
Attwood, T.K. & Parry-Smith, D.J.. Introdution to Bioinformatics. Addison Wesley Longman Higher Education. 0582327881
Baxevanis, A.d. & Ouelletee, B.F. eds. (1998) A practical guide to the analysis of genes and proteins. Wiley.
Lewin, B.. Genes VII. Oxford University Press. 0198792778
Brown, T.A.. (1999) Genomes. Oxford: Bios Scientfic Publishers.