BMIF 201- Concepts in Genome Analysis

Faculty: Shamil Sunyaev, Michael Baym, Cheng-Zhong Zhang 

This course focuses on quantitative aspects of genetics and genomics. induding computational and statistical methods of genomic analysis. We will introduce basic concepts and discuss recent progress in population and evolutionary genetics and cover principles of statistical genetics of Mendelian and complex traits. We will then introduce current genomic technologies and key algorithms in computational biology and bioinformatics. We will discuss applications of these algorithms to genome annotation and analysis of epigenomics. cancer genomics and metagenomics data. Proficiency in programming and basic knowledge of genetics and statistics will be assumed.


Fall Semester 2018  

Meeting Times: Monday/Wednesday 2:30PM-4PM
Location: TMEC, Room 250 for all classes except 9/26 and 10/3 which will be in NRB 457 
Meeting Dates:  

  • Week 1- September 5                           
  • Week 2- September 10, 12      
  • Week 3- September 17, 19                                     
  • Week 4- September 24, 26 (9/26 in NRB 457)                         
  • Week 5- October 1, 3 (10/3 in NRB 457)                                         
  • Week 6- October 10 
  • Week 7- October15, 17 
  • Week 8- October 22, 24
  • Week 9- October 29, 31
  • Week 10- November 5, 7
  • Week 11- November 12, 14
  • Week 12- November 19 
  • Week 13- November 26, 28 
  • Week 14- December 3, 5