Life Sciences (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
05 September 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC C700 Biochemistry,
BSC C701 Biochemistry (Including Placement Year),
BSC C703 Biochemistry (Including Year Abroad),
BSC CR00 Biochemistry (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C400 Genetics,
BSC C402 Genetics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C403 Genetics (Including Placement Year),
BSC CK00 Genetics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C410 Genetics and Genomics,
BSC C411 Genetics and Genomics (Including Placement Year),
BSC C412 Genetics and Genomics (Including Year Abroad)
This module presents genomics techniques for studying gene regulation at the whole genome level. The focus is on the eukaryotic genomes but the content is applicable to study any organisms. The course includes a wet lab and computer practical sessions on next-generation sequencing and its analysis.
This module aims to give an overview of main approaches and concepts in the field of genome science.
To pass this module, students will need to be able to:
1. Describe the techniques and approaches used to study genomes and genes;
2. Explain how Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data is obtained and analysed;
3. Describe the organisation of eukaryotic genomes.;
4. Understand main principles of transcription regulation;
5. Explain how genomes and genes change and evolve;
6. Explain how molecular approaches are contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of disease;
7. Demonstrate competence in a) the analysis and interpretation of data, b) written communication, c) the use of DNA sequence analysis programs.
No additional information available.
16 x 1 hour lectures and 1 revision class before summer exam; 3 practicals (4 hour wet lab and 2x2 hour PC labs or equivalent)
- Ferdinand Molnár; Carlberg, Carsten. (2018) Human epigenomics, Singapore: Springer Verlag.
- Micklos, David A.; Nash, Bruce; Hilgert, Uwe. (no date) Genome Science: A Practical and Conceptual Introduction to Molecular Genetic Analysis in Eukaryotes.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Work Based on Pracs 1, 2 & 3
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Vladimir Teif, Dr Patrick Varga Weis, Prof Leo Schalkwyk, Dr Ben Skinner
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
Dr Clive Butler
The University of Exeter
Associate Professor of Microbial Biochemistry
Available via Moodle
Of 58 hours, 21 (36.2%) hours available to students:
37 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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