Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Chemistry & Molec Biosciences

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

1 Lecture hour, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Prerequisite

BINF6000

Companion

BINF7000

Recommended prerequisite

Recommended companion

Assessment methods

One computer exercise, one presentation, one project report and one literature review.

Course coordinator

Scott Beatson (s.beatson@uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Advanced Genome Informatics will equip students with the knowledge and practical computing skills necessary to undertake a wide range of genome scale analyses using data produced by next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. The background lectures will introduce current approaches for analyzing genome and transcriptome data including read mapping, de novo assembly, visualization, and phylogenomics. There will be an emphasis in developing good practice in experimental design and understanding the principles that underpin the commonly used analysis tools. The course consists of four parts: i) Read mapping and NGS data types, ii) metagenomic analysis, iii) de novo assembly and phylogenomics and iv) Human genomics and functional annotation. Throughout the course students will learn practical genome informatics in a series of computer-based practicals using real NGS data, unix command-line tools and high performance computing resources.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile