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Swayam Central

Functional Genomics

By Prof. S. Ganesh   |   IIT Kanpur
With the emergence of high throughput DNA sequencing technologies, the complete genome sequences of many organisms are deciphered and are being analyzed. Despite the progress, understanding the cellular functions of most the genes thus identified remains a challenge. The emerging field of “Functional Genomics” aims at providing comprehensive approaches to understand the genome functions, to develop and promote high throughput and large scale approaches to investigate the function of the genomes, their products and the interactions between the two. This course thus will provide an overview of the concept of Functional Genomics and contemporary approaches used to understand the genome function.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :
  • Students interested in pursuing research in genomics and biotechnology field.
  • Medical students and practicing clinicians interested in genomics and molecular medicine.
  • Students interested in careers in biotechnology and biopharma fields.
  • Technical staff /scientists working in biotechnology, biopharma and molecular diagnostic laboratories/industry

PRE-REQUISITES: Basic level of understanding in cell and molecular biology is expected

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Industries that will recognize this course Biotechnology, medical and pharma companies, paramedic clinical centers, and educational institutes

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 26 Aug 2019
End Date : 20 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: [2.5 hrs; 4 lectures]
    Introduction to Functional Genomics:
    Pre- and post-genomic era; major advancements in genomic approaches;  epigenetics and metagenomics; forward versus reverse genetics 

    Week 2: [2.5 hrs; 4 lectures]
    Genome Analyses - Part 1
    Genome editing approaches and their applications; gene expression analyses and applications

    Week 3: [3 hrs: 4 lectures and 2 tutorial sessions]
    Genome Analyses - Part 2
    Methods for DNA/RNA sequencing, sequence analysis and their applications

    Week 4: [2.5 hrs: 3 lectures and 2 laboratory sessions]
    Comparative Genomics
    Genomic insight into evolution; power of comparative genomic analysis

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Mostly publically available literature. Will be shared with the participants during the launch of the course.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Prof. S. Ganesh
    teaches biology, genetics and genomics at IIT Kanpur. His research interests include human molecular genetics and neuroscience.
    He works on genetic forms of neurodegenerative disorders in humans to understand their genetics and disease mechanisms, and to develop therapeutics.
    For more information, visit his group’s website: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~sganesh/


    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 17 November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course. (use as per duration of the course)
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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