15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Public databases are available for human and model organism genes, gene functions, sequence, genetic variants and known related pathologies. Human molecular biologists need to know how to access this data, which is in constant flux. We introduce students to the most significant nodes on the internet to access data so that students can remain up to date. Students will use tools known as gene browsers and databases to perform analyses and present data using only publicly available web software and standard word processors. The module is driven by a module booklet, tutorials and hands-on problem solving in a collaborative computer laboratory.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK