Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANSC 5310 - Animal Genomics and Epigenomics

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: ANSC 2210  or equivalent genetics class. Co-meets with ANSC 4310 .

J. Duan.

Animal Genomics and Epigenomics provides a foundation in functional genomics, epigenomics, and basic bioinformatics. It is designed to facilitate mastery of advanced techniques in genomics and their applications to animal biology, health, and production. The course consists of weekly lectures covering basic concepts and weekly workshops (computer labs or journal discussion). Workshops consist of exercises and discussions to provide students with hands-on experience performing basic genomic analyses. Students will become familiar with the UCSC genome browser, databases, and basic bioinformatic tools. Students will work in groups on a final project and develop research goals to study function(s) of a specific gene of interest.

Outcome 1: Define basic animal genomic and epigenomic concepts.

Outcome 2: Explain the epigenetic reprogramming and regulation of gene expression.

Outcome 3: Recognize genome browsers, databases, and basic bioinformatics tools.

Outcome 4: Describe functional genomic and next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods, and their applications.

Outcome 5: Design a search for the gene of their interests and data from online databases.

Outcome 6: Appraise interesting questions in the field of animal genomic and discuss original research papers in animal genomics and epigenetics.

Outcome 7: Work within a group to propose interesting research ideas.

Outcome 8: Graduate students will be able to compose a written report with literature review and elements of experimental design on topics within the field.

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