Comparative Genomics for Biomedicine, 15 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Course code: 3MR100

    Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 6 November 2022

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Registration: Please contact the department.

Entry requirements: Undergraduate education of 180 credits within life sciences (e.g. biomedicine, biotechnology, medicine, veterinary medicine) including at least 10 credits each of cell biology, biochemistry and genetics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.

About the course

The course utilises current research topics in comparative genomics to illustrate how genomes accumulate variation, and how the comparison of this variation within populations or across the species barrier can be used to elucidate genome function, evolution, selection and adaptation. Emphasis will be placed on how the genomics of both human and non-human organisms can provide insights into vertebrate biology and how this can contribute to the understanding of human physiology and disease.

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