Session 2

Phage Genomics – 4 Credits PCB4917

Learn about genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and microbial biodiversity using bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacterial hosts) as a model. Many of the early discoveries in the field of genetics used bacteriophages and this course will immerse you in authentic research focused on these fascinating organisms.

As part of this class you will learn about genome assembly, the identification of genes in genome sequences, and the use of computational methods to predict gene function and understand genome evolution. By taking part in these efforts you will learn genomics in a hands on way and contribute to a larger project on bacteriophage biodiversity.

Instructor: Edward Braun |514 Carr Hall |

Format: lectures, data analysis, oral and written projects, no exams.

Required Text: TBD

Class Meeting Times: M,W | Period 6 – 8 (12:50 PM – 3:50 PM) and T,R | Period 6 – 7 (12:50 PM – 2:45 PM)

Estimated costs:  No additional course fees, class held on main UF campus.

This course has a limited number of seats –apply today to ensure your spot! To apply click this link: here!

Applications are due Wednesday, December 4th at 11:59pm.