Genomics Courses & Seminars
Below are a sampling of genomics-related course titles and descriptions that have been offered at UC Santa Cruz. Genomics course and seminar offerings are subject to instructor availability and change with each quarter, so please check department catalogs for the latest UCSC course offerings in genomics.
Engineering Department Programs & Courses
Genomics-related course descriptions offered by the The Jack Baskin School of Engineering:
- Computational Biology Tools, Biomolecular Engineering 110
This hands-on lecture and laboratory course teaches basic tools and skills being used in computational biology such as genome browsers, sequence database searching, motif analysis, multiple sequence alignment, gene finders, phylogenetics analysis, and protein structure visualization, amongst others.
- Seminar in Cancer Genomics, Biomolecular Engineering 281C
This genomics seminar focuses on utilizing current computational biology research to identify genomics-based signatures of cancer onset, progression, and treatment response. Students present their own research, host journal clubs, and attend lectures and teleconferences to learn about national and international projects conducting active cancer research.
- Seminar in Comparative Genomics, Biomolecular Engineering 281H
This weekly genomics seminar series is introducing students to current research in comparative genomics through discussion of the computational and experimental literature of the field.
- Bioethics in the 21st Century: Science, Business, and Society, Biomolecular Engineering 80G
Guest speakers and the instructors lead discussions of major ethical questions that have arisen from research in genetics, medicine, and the industries supported by this knowledge.
Physical & Biological Sciences Department Programs & Courses
- BIOL: Molecular Cell & Dev Biology Courses
- BIOE: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Courses
- METX: Microbio & Enviro Toxicology Courses
Genomics-Related Course Descriptions offered by the Physical & Biological Sciences Division:
- The Human Genome, Biology 80H
This course focuses on understanding the human genome, is accessible to non-science majors, and covers principles of human inheritance and techniques used in gene analysis. It explores the evolutionary, social, ethical, and legal issues associated with knowledge of the human genome.
- Topics in Ancient DNA and Paleogenomics, BIOE 281S
This seminar covers topics in population genetics and genomics, focusing on work involving paleontological and archaeological material. Students critique recent publications, and present weekly written and oral reports of their research projects.