PWS 474

Bacterial Genomics

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Practical training in computational analysis of bacterial genomic data, including genome assembly, comparative genomics, and statistical genomic analyses. Students will summarize their results in the form of a scientific publication.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

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

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Title

Molecular Genetics Fundamentals

Learning Outcome

Students will assemble sequencing reads into bacterial genomes.

Title

Biotechnology Skills and Practices

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in basic coding to manipulate and graphically present phenotypic datasets.

Title

Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to interpret the meaning of datasets generated using the methods above.

Title

Literature Summation and Discussion

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to organize programming code and present results with clear accompanying text in the format of a simple journal article