Amaze and astound your friends and family! Imagine if you could analyze any DNA, RNA or protein sequence and run analyses on it to determine any sequence’s identify, function, structure, and relationships via comparisons with other nucleotide sequences. If it's an RNA sequence, what is its likely structure? If it's DNA, does it encode a protein? Does the protein have a likely special function or cellular location? Does the protein have conserved domains? If it's a viral or bacterial protein, does it have any immunogenic epitopes? If so, what are they, and do they match human proteins in a manner that might lead to pathogenic priming? Plus much, much more. These are skills worth having!
This course is 80% practicum, 20% lecture. We'll meet and discuss each approach to sequence analysis, and then you'll have an in-class/take home assignments to execute the analyses you've just learned.
This class starts after Sept 1st, date and time TBA pending sufficient student interest.