GSAT 502

GSAT 502 – Advanced Concepts in Genome Science and Technology – Term 1 and 2, 3 credits

This literature-based course will expose students to the latest developments in genomic analysis, and development of techniques and technologies for high-throughput biology and their application to solve biological problems. It will involve an active discussion component facilitated by a faculty member and stimulated by provision of key papers to all students beforehand. This course will develop skills in literature searching, information assembly/integration and lecture preparation and delivery, as well as developing expanded knowledge of the field.

Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 pm, MSL Room 337

Course Coordinators: Martin Hirst and Peter Stirling

Week Date Speaker Topic
1 September 9, 2021 Peter Stirling/Martin Hirst Introduction
2 September 16, 2021 Martin Hirst Functional Genomics
3 September 23, 2021 Discussion papers K. Chang, K. Doshi, N. Mateyko
4 October 7, 2021 Nika Shakiba Stem Cell Engineering
5 October 14, 2021 Discussion papers C. Casmil, K. Dofher, S. Friedline
6 October 21, 2021 Carolina Tropini Metagenomics
7 October 28, 2021 Discussion Papers E. Amutaigwe, J. Nguyen, D. Perera
8 November 4, 2021 Sabrina Leslie Cellular Imaging
9 November 18, 2021 Discussion papers R. Pattanshetti, R. Wang, C.Yan
10 November 25 ,2021 Carl de Boer Machine Learning
11 December 2, 2021 Discussion papers J. Sobral de Barros, H. Dehghan
Winter Break
12 January 6, 2021 Social
13 January 13, 2021 Peter Stirling Genomic Instability
14 January 20, 2021 Discussion papers TBA
15 January 27, 2021 Cara Haney Plant Immunity
16 February 3, 2021 Discussion papers TBA
17 February 10, 2021 Freda Miller Stem Cell Control
18 February 17, 2021 Discussion papers TBA
READING WEEK
19 March 3, 2021 Sheila Teves Transcription
20 March 10, 2021 Discussion papers TBA
21 March 17, 2021 Anna Blakney Vaccine Development
22 March 24, 2021 Discussion papers TBA
23 March 31, 2021 TBA
24 April 7, 2021 Discussion papers TBA