With the emergence of high throughput DNA sequencing technologies, the complete genome sequences of many organisms are deciphered and are being analyzed. Despite the progress, understanding the cellular functions of most the genes thus identified remains a challenge. The emerging field of “Functional Genomics” aims at providing comprehensive approaches to understand the genome functions, to develop and promote high throughput and large scale approaches to investigate the function of the genomes, their products and the interactions between the two. This course thus will provide an overview of the concept of Functional Genomics and contemporary approaches used to understand the genome function.
Students interested in pursuing research in genomics and biotechnology field.
Medical students and practicing clinicians interested in genomics and molecular medicine.
Students interested in careers in biotechnology and biopharma fields.
Technical staff /scientists working in biotechnology, biopharma and molecular diagnostic laboratories/industry
Basic level of understanding in cell and molecular biology is expected
Industries that will recognize this course Biotechnology, medical and pharma companies, paramedic clinical centers, and educational institutes
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Prof. S. Ganesh teaches biology, genetics and genomics at IIT Kanpur. His research interests include human molecular genetics and neuroscience. He works on genetic forms of neurodegenerative disorders in humans to understand their genetics and disease mechanisms, and to develop therapeutics. He has been serving on the editorial boards of journals, and offers courses on professional and scientific communication at IIT Kanpur. For more information, visit his group’s website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~sganesh/
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Week 1: [2.5 hrs; 4 lectures] Introduction to Functional Genomics: Pre- and post-genomic era; major advancements in genomic approaches; epigenetics and metagenomics; forward versus reverse genetics
Week 2: [2.5 hrs; 4 lectures] Genome Analyses – Part 1 Genome editing approaches and their applications; gene expression analyses and applications
Week 3: [3 hrs: 4 lectures and 2 tutorial sessions] Genome Analyses – Part 2 Methods for DNA/RNA sequencing, sequence analysis and their applications
Week 4: [2.5 hrs: 3 lectures and 2 laboratory sessions] Comparative Genomics Genomic insight into evolution; power of comparative genomic analysis