PWS 588

Metagenomics

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Introduction to comparative and fuctional analysis of genomic and metagenomic datasets, including microbial functions that affect host health. Analyzing existing and novel datasets with field-standard techniques.

When Taught

Winter Odd Years

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Introductory coding and mommand-line experience (e.g. Bio 664 for grad students or seek instructor's consent); strongly recommend Bio/MMBio/PWS 468 or corresponding graduate sections.

Title

Application of a broad knowledge base in genome biology

Learning Outcome

Students can apply basic concepts in genetics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics in solving metagenomics problems.

Title

Deep knowledge skills in metagenomics

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate expanded understanding of metagenomic and comparative genomic theories and techniques.

Title

Laboratory skills in metagenomics

Learning Outcome

Students can predict metagenomic content from samples, and compare genomic and metagenomic content across samples.

Title

Computational research management skills

Learning Outcome

Students can assemble and annotate genomes, including targeted shotgun metagenomes.

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Literature analysis and writing skills

Learning Outcome

Students can analyze, interpret, and present methodology and results of their own creation in the format of primary literature.