This course will provide an introduction to key concepts in the genome sciences, using tools and concepts from computational biology and bioinformatics. Topics to be covered include genome structure, function, variation, and evolution. Students will learn computational and statistical methods for describing and quantifying various aspects of genome biology and will apply these tools to real world data. Prerequisite: Familiarity with molecular biology concepts such as DNA replication, transcription, and translation. No prior programming experience is required. Open only to students in the FOCUS program.
Fall 2020 offering