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Introduction to Genomics (2016 Autumn)

Organisation: UTU / Dept. of Information Technology

Credit Points: 5

Responsible Person: Martti Tolvanen

Course code: BIOI4463

After completing this course the student can describe in general terms: basic concepts of gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; epigenetics; various types of non-coding RNAs and their main functions; basic concepts of evolution and phylogenetics; next-generation sequencing technologies. Additionally, the student can perform searches of micro-RNAs and their targets in online databases; use genome browsers to visualize and analyze genome features; use online tools of comparative genomics.

Basic genome biology of genes, promoters and repeat elements; DNA sequencing; genome browsers.



  1. Tue 1.11.–13.12. weekly at 10–12, K127, Agora
  2. Fri 4.11.–16.12. weekly at 14–16, K127, Agora