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Biological Sciences

New Courses for Spring 2018

This page provides information about courses to be offered in upcoming semesters that are either new courses, not yet in the Undergraduate Catalog, or courses for which the topic changes each time it is taught.

New undergraduate courses are taught as sections of BIOL 490. Different sections of BIOL 490 are usually entirely different courses taught by different faculty.

Travel Study Courses

Biological Sciences offers several courses as part of Travel Study experiences. These are usually offered in summer and only students participating in the Travel Study can take them. For more information on Travel Study in biology, please click here

Bioinformatics - 17671 - BIOL 490 - 006

Credit hours: 4.0
Lectures: MWF 9:00-9:50 AM, AH 0210
Labs: F 10:00-11:50 AM, SLW 1065
Instructors: Dr. Darron Luesse

New DNA sequencing techniques have led to an explosion of new data. Doctors now sequence tumors to individualize treatment plans. Researchers sequence new organisms to address fundamental biological questions. The biotech industry mines sequence databases for new product ideas. They all need someone who can understand and manipulate the raw data. That could be you. Friday classes will be dedicated to hands-on projects. No programming skills are required.

For the requirements of biology degree concentrations, this course is a lab course and it is a GCB elective for the Genetics and Cell Biology concentration, a Cellular and Molecular Area elective for Integrative Biology, and a Molecular/Cell/Physiology elective for the Ecology, Evolution, Environment concentration.

For more information about this course, please contact Dr. Luesse.

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