Functional genomics I Introduction and designing experiments
This online course will give you an introduction to functional genomics. We will introduce you to different types of functional genomics studies and discuss best practices when designing your own experiments. We will also explore some examples of how functional genomics is being applied to drug discovery and plant sciences.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at experimental or bench-based researchers working in the molecular life sciences who have little or no previous experience of functional genomics.
An undergraduate knowledge of a subject related to the life sciences would be an advantage.
This is the first part of our functional genomics course. You may also be interested in Functional genomics II: Common technologies and data analysis methods and Functional genomics III: Submitting your data and functional genomics databases.
What will I achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Describe some types of functional genomics studies
- Apply best practices when designing your own functional genomics experiments
What resources do I need?
There are no specific resources required to complete this course.
- Taking this course
- What is genomics?
- What is functional genomics?
- Functional genomics case studies
- Drug discovery
- Common study types in functional genomics
- Designing functional genomics experiments
- Quiz: Test your knowledge
- Your feedback
- Learn more
How and when to access the course
All our courses are designed with flexibility in mind. You can access them for free at any time, just click on the “Enter Course” button.
It is up to you how you use the course; you can either study the full course or you can focus on sections that are relevant to you. To jump between sections, use the navigation bar on the left or the arrows at the bottom of the page. You can also choose whether to complete the course in one go, or over several visits.
The average time to read through the main body of the course is 1 hour (not including exercises and external links). The time may vary depending on your prior knowledge and how you choose to work through the course.
Making the most of the course
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