The primary goal of this course is to describe the latest advances in molecular biology, genomics computational biotechnology, and their interrelationships through classroom and computer laboratory exercises. Discussions will also place these topics in a marine and evolutionary context. We will study the milestone discoveries, which led to the rise of genomics, characteristics of the wide spectrum of different genomes (prokaryotic, eukaryotic and organellar), innovative molecular techniques and computational tools used to study these genomes, and the impact of genomics on current biological issues and problems.
demonstrate proficient library and computer skills in data gathering and analysis
navigate and apply diverse, modern genetic databases and software
apply current bioinformatics and genomics methods to current marine organismal systems and problems
prepare oral and written reports in an acceptable standard scientific format
understand some of the larger questions and issues within genomics and large scale data collection and analysis
learn to work and cooperate as part of an interdisciplinary team
identify the main contributors to coral research
Brown, T.A. (2006) Genomes. 3rd Ed. Taylor & Friends. ISBN 9‐780‐8153‐4138‐3
Gibson, G. & Muse, S.V. (2009). A Primer of Genome Science. 3rd Ed. Sinauer Associates, Incorporated. ISBN 1‐6053‐5012‐5
The Mission of the Oceanographic Center is to carry out innovative, basic and applied research and to provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education in a broad range of marine science and related disciplines.