BIOL 206
Genomes, Transcriptomes, and Proteomes
Last Offered Spring 2009
Division III Writing Skills
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This tutorial course, intended for sophomores, explores recent discoveries made possible by analyzing and comparing organisms’ full DNA sequences. From evolution to cancer treatment, genome-wide experiments have enhanced our understanding of biology. Initially in the course, we consider experimental approaches and tools used to obtain and analyze DNA sequences. Subsequently, we will examine recent research findings that explore (i) comparative genomic analyses, (ii) genome-wide changes in expression and mRNA levels (transcriptomes), and (iii) analysis of proteomes and protein-protein interactions.
The class meets twice per week, once as a full group and once as a tutorial meeting between two students and the instructor. Every other week at this tutorial meeting, students present a written and oral critical analysis of the assigned research articles. Students not making a presentation question and critique the work of their colleague.
The Class: Format: discussion 75 minutes a week, tutorial meeting one hour a week
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3151
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on five tutorial papers of four pages each, five critiques, tutorial presentations, and general participation
Prerequisites: Biology 202
Enrollment Preferences: sophomores
Distributions: Division III Writing Skills
Attributes: BGNP Recommended Courses

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