At the end of this training, participants will understand the principles and possible applications of comparative genomics.
They will know how comparative genomics is used to:
• annotate and characterize gene families
• annotate and characterize genomes
• transfer information from one species to another
• identify transcription factor-binding sites in promoters based on cross-species comparisons
This course presents a comprehensive overview of the principles and applications of comparative genomics in eukaryotes. The course combines lectures with hands-on exercises.
This training is intended for people with basic knowledge of biology. BITS provides 15 laptops for their training sessions. Depending on the number of participants (max 20), it is possible that you have to share the laptop with one other participant but you can also choose to bring your own laptop for this training session.
Databases and tools used in this training
•SGD yeast genome database
•Yeast gene order browser
•BioEdit alignment editor
•MEGA for tree construction
9h30-11h00 Introduction + Gene family analysis
11h00-11h15 Coffee break
11h15-12h30 Exercise Gene family analysis
13h15-15h00 Genome analysis + exercises
15h00-15h15 Coffee break
15h15-17h00 Comparative transcriptomics + Questions