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BIOS 261 Plant Anatomy and Cellular Structure: Fundamental Concepts to Interpret Data
Plant anatomy and cell biology. This two-week mini course will introduce the cell types of major organ systems in flowering plants through lectures and readings. Classic and modern techniques to highlight plant cell structures and dynamic processes such as changes in hormone concentration and microtubule dynamics will be presented in laboratory sections immediately following each lecture. Limit.... More Description for BIOS 261
BIOS 262 Learning to Fly: Drosophila Research Methods
This week-long mini-course will be an overview of the fly as a model system, and the tools available to fly researchers. It will cover topics like history, anatomy, development, online databases, genetic toolkits, genome editing techniques, and stem cell, immunology, and neural research methods. Lectures will be given by experts in the field, who will also be encouraged to discuss the advantages a.... More Description for BIOS 262
BIOS 263 Applied Grant-Writing Skills for Fellowships
Graduate students in the Biosciences PhD Programs develop a fellowship proposal (e.g. NIH F31) focusing on required documents: 1-page specific aims as well as research and career development plans. Students establish a writing practice and learn fundamental grant writing skills through guided exercises, including in-class review and focused faculty feedback.
Terms: 2017-2018 Spring | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
BIOS 264 Introduction to Data Management and Analysis for Genomics Research
This practical, interactive workshop will introduce participants to concepts, skills and tools for effective management and analysis of genomics data using R, an open source programming language. Topics will include cloud computing for genomics, the command line, data wrangling and processing, and data analysis and processing in R. Students will engage in hands on analyses of genomics data using t.... More Description for BIOS 264
BIOS 265 Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Biology
Mini-course. Focus on development of basic skills for quantitative reasoning in biology, including order-of-magnitude estimation and use of the broad spectrum of time scales to enable understanding. Primary examples include going from molecular size and energy scales to functions of single cells and going from mutational and selective processes acting on organisms to evolution of populations on la.... More Description for BIOS 265
Terms: 2017-2018 Spring | Units: 2 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
BIOS 266 Mini Proposal Bootcamp
In an intensive 1-day format, students learn the fundamentals for writing competitive fellowships, i.e. NIH NRSA fellowships (F30, F31, F32). Topics include developing specific aims; outlining research and career development plans; and using the review criteria to inform writing. Students develop early drafts of the 1-page specific aims, NIH biosketch, and training plan, and receive feedback from.... More Description for BIOS 266
Terms: 2017-2018 Spring | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
BIOS 267 Proteomics, Protein Interaction Maps, and Systems Biology
This course will teach principles underlying the biochemistry and biophysics of protein-protein interaction, protein purification, proteomics and mass spectrometry and state-of-the-art tools for assembling protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks including Cytoscape. PPI networks provide a broad tool to build maps for modeling and hypothesis generation for biological systems. Adding curated, p.... More Description for BIOS 267
Terms: 2017-2018 Winter | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
BIOS 268 Biology and Applications of CRISPR/Cas9: Genome Editing and Epigenome Modifications
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the biology and applications of the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 system, with detailed exploration of several areas: / / --Basic biology of the CRISPR/Cas9 system / --High-throughput screening using CRISPR/Cas9 / --Epigenetic modifications and transcriptional regulation using dCas9 / --Therapeutic applications of gene editing with CRISPR / --Dis.... More Description for BIOS 268
Terms: 2017-2018 Spring | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
BIOS 269 Applying Modern Techniques to Old Diseases
This course will introduce two lung diseases, pulmonary hypertension and emphysema, and uses them as a forum to discuss how modern molecular and cellular analysis tools can offer novel insights into the mechanisms through which diseases arise. We will discuss the histological and molecular processes underlying these diseases, and how modern techniques and approaches such as progenitor cell identi.... More Description for BIOS 269
Terms: 2017-2018 Winter | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
BIOS 270 Planetary Health: Socioeconomic & Ecological Links Between Human Health & Earth's Natural Ecosystems
Two of the biggest challenges humanity has to face - promoting human health and halting environmental degradation are are strongly connected and too big to be addressed in an incremental, sector-specific way. Breakthroughs can be achieved through a creative, interdisciplinary approach that fully recognizes the complex nature of links between human health and healthy, functioning ecosystems. Throu.... More Description for BIOS 270
Terms: 2017-2018 Spring | Units: 2 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
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