This course is for people wishing to find out more about 'omics' technology and data management. Attendees will be instructed in the use of the relevant databases and associated software to analyse 'omics' data.
It will cover introduction to Linux - essential computing skills, sequence databases, genome browsers, algorithms for bioinformatics processing biological data, gene and genome analysis (focussing on microarrays), Sources of proteomic data, protein identification algorithms and targeted proteomics practical task, analytical aspects of metabolomics to include, NMR, LC-MS, GC-MS and CE-MS and other methods. Case studies are used to reinforce learning and understand resource implementation.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
Areas covered on this course will include:
This course will be assessed as follows:
Coursework 1; 50%; Practical coursework (4 x 1000 word report)
Coursework 2; 25%; Literature review (3000 words)
Presentation; 25%; Oral presentation (15-20 minutes)
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP