Genes in Time and Space - BABS3151

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: BIOS2021or BIOS2621

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course explores how genes vary and evolve through time and the important spatial relationships that constrain and sometimes drive genetic diversity and evolution. Starting with a look at cutting edge genome sequencing, lectures will explore how evolutionary theory underpins our understanding and analysis of genomic data, enabling us to unlock the secrets of life. Core concepts and methods in molecular evolution and population genetics will be introduced and supported by an integrated set of bioinformatics sequence analysis practicals using modern research methods and data. Skills developed during these practicals will provide excellent training for any students considering an Honours project in molecular bioscience.
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