2023-2024 Catalog

BIOL 356 Biomedical Informatics

This course focuses on using genomic information, statistics and computational methods to study the relation between genomic variations and diseases. Students will learn major biomedical informatics approaches in translating the fount of genomic information into promising actionable treatment options through lectures, journal discussions, and project presentations. Major topics include human genome, genomic variations, genome-wide association study (GWAS), cancer genomics, microarray technology, next generation sequencing, pharmacogenomics, and personalized medicine.


BIOL 111 and BIOL 112, preferably BIOL 255 or BIOL 336, or permissions of instructor