Spring Semester 2005
Course Information|Syllabus|Labs
  Course Information
  Lecture and lab schedule Tuesday/Thursday lecture – 10:20-11:10 room 1420
Tuesday Lab – Chemistry lab 121 – 11:50-2:40
Thursday Lab – Chemistry lab 121 – 11:50-2:40
Course Objective An introduction to the concepts and experimental approaches used in microbial genomics. The laboratory will allow students to familiarize themselves with software routinely used in genomics and proteomics. Although the focus of the material is mainly on microbial genomes many of the approaches covered in the class can be applied to any system. An introduction into eukaryotic genomics is also provided.
  Instructors Dr. Rob Britton
6175 BPS, rbritton@msu.edu, 355-6463 x1601
Dr. Tom Schmidt
6180 BPS, tschmidt@msu.edu , 355-6463 x1606
Dr. Pat Venta
5171 BPS, 355-6463 x 1561
  Teaching Assistants Kristi Whitehead jameskri@msu.edu
Uri Levine levineur@msu.edu
  Office hours By appointment. Contact an instructor or TA to schedule.
  Textbook A Primer of Genome Science. Second Edition. Gibson and Muse. Sinauer Associates

Total of 300 points. Two exams - 100 points each. Laboratory – 50 points (problem sets). Final lab project - 50 points.

Lab reports are due ONE WEEK after the scheduled lab time. For example, the week 1 lab report for the Tuesday section of lab should be handed in during lecture on January 18. Late reports will not be accepted and will receive a 0.

Students requiring special considerations during the course for any reason (graduate school interviews, difficulties with the materials, etc.) should contact Dr. Britton as soon as possible to work out a solution.

  Grading scale
(subject to change)

93-100 = 4.0
85-92 = 3.5
79-85 = 3.0
72-79 = 2.5
60-66 = 1.5
<54 = 0



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