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Comparative Genomics

Today the genome sequence of thousands of organisms is known, including our own genome sequence and that of many closely related species.

Today the genome sequence of thousands of organisms is known, including our own genome sequence and that of many closely related species. To understand human biology and origins as well as how life in general has evolved it is necessary to compare these genomes. In this course you will learn how to compare genomes using bioinformatic techniques such as phylogeny and orthology prediction as well as other methods to understand the evolution of genes and genomes.

Moreover, you will learn how to do functional annotation of proteins on the genome scale, and how to analyse the interactome.

This course is part of the joint Master’s programme in Molecular techniques in life science, together with KTH and KI. The course is not open for application to students outside of the programme.

Read more about the programme on KTH’s page

If you wish to take the course as free-standing, please contact us before you apply to make sure you fullfill the pre-requisites.

  • Course structure

    fter completing the course, the student is expected to: • be able to discuss how different genomes are constructed • be able to predict genes in a genome sequence • be able to discuss and apply methods for sequence comparisons • be able to discuss and apply phylogenetic analysis • be able to discuss and apply orthology analysis

     

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.