Autumn Quarter 2016
1.5 credits, weeks 1-5 (Sept 29 - Nov 1)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Place: FHCRC B1-072
This course is a graduate level introduction to the chromosome. Topics this year will focus on the functions and evolution of chromosomal elements as well as the mechanisms that ensure the maintenance and propagation of chromosomes. The class will use a combination of lecture, literature review, and in-class discussion to explore genetic, biochemical, and cytological methods for defining our current knowledge about chromosomes. The course requires students to have taken undergraduate cell biology, biochemistry and genetics. Active participation in discussion is required.
Course registration is limited to 30 students. PLEASE EMAIL MARCI BURDEN (email@example.com) FOR ADD CODE. SUE BIGGINS IS NOT INVOLVED IN ASSIGNING THEM.
Lecture dates, topics and lecturer are listed below. Copies of all the readings are available in the eReserves (select the tab above).
Cohesion and Condensation
Evolution of mobile elements and chromosome structure
Grades will be based on problem sets and class participation with the following distribution.
Problem Set 1: 25%
Problem Set 2: 50%