Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology
Reading Schedule: Spring 2017

Tentative Schedule

Dates Day Topics and Papers Read Before Class
Which Exam?
Jan 16 M
MLK Day
campus activities
real life
Jan 18 W Intro.; Freeman paper; read in class -->
exam 1
Jan 20 F genomes: one gene, one phenotype??
exam 1
Jan 23 M genomes: viruses alive, new domain??
exam 1
Jan 25 W genomes: n mutations per generation?
exam 1
Jan 27 F variations: human evolution
1k genomes + human relations
(Af. Amer. not required, but interesting)
bad racial medicine
exam 1
first draft
M

Draft First Web Page

Choose an Area
Draft Mon Jan 30, class start time
Jan 30 M variations: recent human evolution 2000 year UK evolution
exam 1
Feb 1 W variations: cancer heterogeneity
exam 1
Feb 3 F variations: lateral gene transfer
exam 1
Feb 6 M variations: copy number variations
exam 1
final version
M
First Web Page
Show What You Learned
Final Mon Feb 6, class start time
Feb 8
W
variations: copy number variations
rare CNVs and diseases
exam 1
Feb 10 F variations: pharmacogenomics
exam 1
Feb 10 F 1st Exam TAKE HOME DUE Wed Feb 15, class start time
Feb 13 M Future of the Field
exam 1
Feb 15 W Ethics Discussion in Class

Turn In Exam

clinical trails OR incidental findings
OR bad luck cancer + pushback

DUE Wed Feb 15
class start time

Reading assigned during class

Feb 17 F variations: cancer mutations
exam 2
Feb 20 M metagenomics: microbiomes
exam 2
Feb 22 W metagenomics: obesity
exam 2
Feb 24 F metagenomics: artificial sweeteners
exam 2
Feb 27 M metagenomics: human habitats
exam 2
Mar 1
W
transcriptomics: cancer transcriptomes
exam 2
Mar 3 F transcriptomics: cancer transcriptomes
exam 2
Mar 6 M Spring Break ZZZZZZZ No Class
Mar 8 W Spring Break flip No Class
Mar 10 F Spring Break ZZZZZZZ No Class
Mar 13 M transcriptomics: RNAseq
exam 2
Mar 15 W transcriptomics: single cell RNAseq
exam 2
Mar 17 F epigenomics: parental input
exam 2
Mar 20 M epigenomics: ENCODE
exam 2
Mar 22 W epigenomics: epigenetic diseases
exam 2
Mar 24 F epigenomics: epigenetic breast cancer
exam 2
Mar 24 F 2nd Exam TAKE HOME DUE Wed March 29
class start time
Mar 27 M Future of the Field nanopore  OR  bioinformatics
OR GWAS to editing
final exam
Mar 29 W
Ethics Discussion in Class
Turn In Exam

epigenetic skeptic OR ENCODE skeptic
OR microbiome skeptic
DUE Wed March 29
class start time


Readings assigned during class
Mar 31 F
no class meeting
choose a paper to review
taking students to meeting
Review Paper
Choose one
paper A
or paper B or Paper C
Summarize Paper & Every Figure Web page Due Friday
April 28, 2 pm
Apr 3 M proteomics: introduction
final exam
Apr 5 W proteomics: structure/function
final exam
Apr 7 F  proteomics: proteins vs. mRNA news story + primate comparison
final exam
Apr 10 M proteomics: cancer
final exam
Apr 12 W proteomics: single cells
final exam
Apr 14
F
metabolomics: obesity
final exam
April 17 M Easter Break
rest and catch up
no class
Apr 19 W
no class meeting
choose a paper to review
presenting at a meeting
Apr 21 F metabolomics: naked mole rat
final exam
Apr 24 M metabolomics: drug biome interactions
final exam
Apr 26 W metabolomics: medication mechanisms
final exam
Apr 28 F

systems biology: interacting gene networks

higher order networks +
global genetic interactions
final exam
Apr 28 F Submit review of
paper A or paper B or Paper C
Summarize Paper & Every Figure Web page Due Friday
April 28, 2 pm
May 1 M systems biology: interacting networks continued
global genetic interactions
final exam
May 3 W systems biology: genetics and networks
final exam
May 5 F systems biology: mammalian circuits trans-activating circuits
final exam
May 8 M systems biology: interactome disease-disease comparisons
final exam
May 10 W Last class & distribute final exam Course Evaluations
Fellowships
Course Evaluations!
May 10 - 15 W - M Final Exam
Due May 15, 9 am
 

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