About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for GENOMICS (260.605.01), a course offered by the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Explores genomes across the tree of life, using the tools of bioinformatics. Topics include viruses; bacteria and archaea; protozoa (e.g. Plasmodium); plants (with a focus on Arabidopsis and rice); the fungi; the metazoans (Drosophila, C. elegans, the rodents, the primates, and human). Each lecture highlights features of the relevant genome(s), key websites and bioinformatics tools, the phylogenetic context in which to understand the significance of the organism, and genomics-based approaches to human disease. Weekly computer labs introduce students to genomics software available on the internet, including tools for genome annotation, comparison, and analysis.

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Course Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to do the following: • Define the main features of viral, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic genomes • Define the relevance of various genomes to human disease • Use web-based tools for genome analysis (e.g. annotation and comparison) • Read papers on the sequencing of the human genomes and other genomes, and evaluate the quality and limitations of the analytic approaches

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Course Time

Mon Wed Fri   10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

Graduate students in the School of Public Health and School of Medicine.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: One midterm exam; one final exam; weekly quizzes.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Jonathan Pevsner
E-mail: pevsner@kennedykrieger.org

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