Event Date/Time: Sep 27, 2012
End Date/Time: Oct 05, 2012
Students learn to detect the genetic basis of disease, perform linkage analysis, conduct genome scans, analyze quantitative trait loci, detect gene interactions, map complex disease genes and clone genes. Emphasis is also placed on how to characterize gene function using the latest in biochemical and molecular genetic techniques. Contemporary approaches to gene discovery such as mutagenesis, microarray analysis, comparative genomics and SNP discovery and analysis are also covered. Social and ethical issues surrounding the generation and use of genetic information are discussed during the course.
Intensive hands-on workshops further expose students to the bioinformatics tools such as: Omim, MGD, Unigene, GeneBank, Blast, Gene-scan, SwissProt and Entrez.