BMI 6333 Current Topics in Genomics

(web-based and classroom instruction)
3 semester credit hours/meets part of advanced informatics competencies
Prerequisite: BMI 5330

Course Description
Bioinformatics play significant roles in modern genetics and genomics studies. Nearly every large-scale biology projects require a significant component of bioinformatics and computational approaches. This course provides an introduction to advanced technologies and resources in genetics, epigenetics, transcriptomics, and phenotype studies, organized as “topics”. Students will be provided with knowledge and skills to apply canonical algorithms in bioinformatics tasks, to identify potential challenges, and to develop their own analysis pipelines.

Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Distinguish current technologies widely used in biology;
  • Utilize a variety of resources in bioinformatics and translational medicine to perform appropriate analyses and generate results;
  • Design analysis pipelines for next-generation sequencing, genome-wide association studies, and phenotype association studies