BIOL 276 Advanced Laboratory Methods in Genomics • 6 Cr.
Provides experience in teaching and advanced laboratory techniques in genomics. Topics include genomic library maintenance and DNA sequence database maintenance. Emphasis on independent work and teaching other students, critical thinking about research methodology and scientific investigation. Prerequisite: BIOL 275 with a C- or better or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe the important features of genomic structure including promoter and other sequences and annotative information.
- Perform advanced specific recombinant DNA techniques (PCR, etc).
- Demonstrate advanced skill in storage, handling and quantification of DNA
- Demonstrate skill in DNA library maintenance
- Utilize various teaching and technical troubleshooting techniques as part of mentoring students in Bio276, 211 and 160 classes.
- Analyze and annotate DNA sequences with current software
- Use software required for construction and maintenance of genome database
- Demonstrate ability to present data in a scientific format (including attending scientific meeting and presenting information to class).
- Apply research strategies and scientific methods
- Demonstrate the role of chemistry, physics and other fields in genome science.
- Lead discussion of ethical, social and economic issues related to genome science