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ABS-932 Genomics, proteomics & Bio informatics
Campus ASAB
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Genomics, proteomics & Bio informatics
Course Code ABS-932
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives This course educates and develops skills in students who desire to work to solve problems related to genomics and proteomics by using bioinformatics tools. Offers students an opportunity to practice accessing and using online databases to engage in real-time discoveries using the same approach current scientist’s use in their own research.Focuses on the process of doing genomic analysis and thinking from a genomics perspective.
Detail Content
  • Introduction to genomics
  • Gene Expression: Gene-chips/Microarrays, Technical methodology and analyses of microarray data; brief overview of proteomics
  • How genomes are annotated
  • Use of Genomics in biomedicine: Mutations, alleles and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), Genetic testing
  • Overview of genomics projects
  • Genome analysis: Bioinformatics, Data-mining, Prediction of open reading frames, Characteristic sequence features, and regulatory sequences; Familiarity with whole genome browsers
  • Proteomics
  • Trancommentomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Protein structures and function
  • Molecular phylogeny and evolution
  • Gene Finding and Sequence Annotation
  • Bioinformatics for Cancer Genomics
  • Homology modeling
  • Predicting Protein Structure and Function from Sequence
  • Data mining
  • Applications of bioinformatics
  • Ethical, social and philosophical considerations
  • The Ultimate Genomic Phenotype- Death, Aging and the hidden costs for a prolonged life, Patent Law and Genomics, Genetically Modified Organisms
Text/Ref Books
  • Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics by James Tisdall. O'Reilly. 2001.
  • Learning Perl - Making Easy Things Easy and Hard Things Possible by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, brian d foy. O'Reilly. 2008.
  • The processes of life: an introduction to molecular biology by Lawrence Hunter. MIT Press, 2009.
  • Essential Cell Biology by Alberts et al. Garland Science. 3rd Edition.
  • Molecular biology of the cell by Bruce Alberts et al. Garland Science. 5th Edition.
  • Bioinformatics edited by Paul H. Dear. Method Express, 2007.
  • Discovering Genomics, Proteomics, & Bioinformatics by A. Malcolm Campbell and Laurie J. Heyer. Pearson. 2nd Edition, 2007.
  • Genomics, Proteomics, & Bioinformatics by Campbell and Heyer
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Amjad Ali
PhD (Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMF), Brazil
Discipline: Genomics, Microbial Genomics