ANSC 4310

ANSC 4310

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Animal Genomics and Epigenomics provides a foundation in functional genomics, epigenomics, and basic bioinformatics. It is designed to facilitate mastery of advanced techniques in genomics and their applications to animal biology, health, and production. The course consists of weekly lectures covering basic concepts and weekly workshops (computer labs or journal discussion). Workshops consist of exercises and discussions to provide students with hands-on experience performing basic genomic analyses. Students will become familiar with the UCSC genome browser, databases, and basic bioinformatic tools. Students will work in groups on a final project and develop research goals to study function(s) of a specific gene of interest.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ANSC 2210 or equivalent genetics class.

  • Define basic animal genomic and epigenomic concepts.
  • Explain the epigenetic reprogramming and regulation of gene expression.
  • Recognize genome browsers, databases, and basic bioinformatics tools.
  • Describe functional genomic and next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods, and their applications.
  • Design a search for the gene of their interests and data from online databases.
  • Appraise interesting questions in the field of animal genomic and discuss original research papers in animal genomics and epigenetics.
  • Work within a group to propose interesting research ideas.
  • Graduate students will be able to compose a written report with literature review and elements of experimental design on topics within the field.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANSC 5310

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18244 ANSC 4310   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: ANSC 2210 or equivalent genetics class.

  • 18245 ANSC 4310   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person