2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course combines an introduction to the field-based and analytical components of marine ecological genomics research. Fieldwork will focus on sampling of the invertebrate and bacterial communities within the intertidal zone of Appledore Island in the Gulf of Maine. An extensive introduction to common and emerging genomics analytical techniques will include: next generation sequence analysis, phylogenomics, differential gene expression and population genomics. Students will contribute to the Earth Microbiome Project, a long-term, collaborative ecological research program focused on characterizing the Earthâ¿¿s microbial communities across a wide range of ecosystems. Students will become proficient in the R statistical programming environment and will conduct independent research using data from Appledore Island.

Prerequisites

At least one college-level course in introductory genetics or bioinformatics, e.g. BIOMG 2800 (Genetics and Genomics), ANSC2210 (Principles of Animal Genetics), or similar.

Classes

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Previously offered classes

The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time.