LABORATORY METHODS FOR COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
11936
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
2 units
Grading
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Description
Computational biologists frequently focus on analyzing and modeling large amounts of biological data, often from high-throughput assays or diverse sources. It is therefore critical that students training in computational biology be familiar with the paradigms and methods of experimentation and measurement that lead to the production of these data. This one-semester laboratory course gives students a deeper appreciation of the principles and challenges of biological experimentation. Students learn a range of topics, including experimental design, structural biology, next generation sequencing, genomics, proteomics, bio imaging, and high-content screening. Class sessions are primarily devoted to designing and performing experiments in the lab using the above techniques. Students are required to keep a detailed laboratory notebook of their experiments and summarize their resulting data in written abstracts and oral presentations given in class-hosted lab meetings. With an emphasis on the basics of experimentation and broad views of multiple cutting-edge and high-throughput techniques, this course is appropriate for students who have never taken a traditional undergraduate biology lab course, as well as those who have and are looking for introductory training in more advanced approaches. Touches upon a range of topics, including structural biology, genomics, proteomics, and bio imaging a different laboratory method is covered each week, in the lab of a host faculty member who uses that method. The theory and practical aspects of each method are covered during a lecture session prior to each lab session. Students are required to submit a short lab report each week, summarizing the goals of the experiment, the critical steps and sources of error, and the analysis of the resulting data. With an emphasis on instrumentation and high-throughput data collection, this course is appropriate for students who have never taken a traditional undergraduate biology lab course, as well as those who have.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Joseph Ayoob
Meets
TuTh 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
814 Murdoch Building
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
6
Seats Open
24
Combined Section Capacity
30
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0
Combined Section
LAB METHODS COMPUTATNL BIOL
CMPBIO 2050 - 1020 (11936)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 3
Wait List Total: 0
LAB METHODS COMPUTATNL BIOL
MSCBIO 2050 - 1020 (13203)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 3
Wait List Total: 0