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Functional genomics I Introduction and designing experiments

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Time to complete: 1 hour

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This course was written by

  • Melissa Burke
  • Laura Huerta

Last reviewed: June 2020


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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.

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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.

DOI_disc_logo DOI: 10.6019/TOL.FunGenI-c.2016.00001.1

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