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CBB Courses at Scripps

Applied Bioinformatics and Computational Biology course

This is a new course that will expose the student to computational methods and resources available to aid research projects leveraging a wide variety of genomic data types. The course will include both exposure to existing computational tools and a basic introduction to scripting languages to manipulate large datasets. The course will cover basic computational activities such as sequence retrieval and database queries, primer design, and more complex computational methods for analyzing large datasets such as gene expression analysis, data-clustering, polymorphism analysis, and pathway analysis.

Instructor(s)/Organizer(s): Dr. Ali Torkamani

Curriculum Track: Biophysics 
Campus: California
Quarter Offered: Spring 2011
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Basic Biostatistics

The focus of this course will be on the principles and concepts of biostatistical analysis. Basic probability theory, distribution theory, parameter estimation techniques, hypothesis testing techniques, and model building approaches will be discussed. The lectures will be given in sequence with each lecture building off the material covered in prior lectures. The lectures will focus on the application of various statistical procedures in addition to discuss the concepts and theory behind them.

Instructor(s)/Organizer(s): Dr. Nicholas Schork, Dr. Joel Diamant

Curriculum Track: Biology 
Campus: California
Quarter Offered: Fall 2011
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Clinical Trial Statistics, Design and Execution

This is a new course which will enable the student to effectively design clinical trials involving human subjects and human biologic materials. The course will provide substantial instruction in modern statistical techniques which inform the acquisition and interpretation of clinical data. In addition to statistical theory and technique, grant writing skills, background in human subject committee application and approval, human experimentation ethics, and regulatory affairs relating to clinical research will be explored.

Instructor(s)/Organizer(s): Dr. Joel Diamant

Curriculum Track: Biology 
Campus: California
Quarter Offered: Winter 2011
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Human genetics and genomics

The focus of this course will be on human DNA sequence and in particular on naturally occurring DNA sequence variations and their impact on molecular physiology, clinical phenotypic expression, and the gene pools of populations. Basic DNA sequence manipulation and query technologies/tools will also be discussed and exposed to the students. The classes each week will be paired with one didactic lecture to be offered first and one student-led discussion-oriented session involving two papers of relevance to the topic covered in the didactic lecture: one 'classic' paper and one contemporary high-impact paper. Students will be graded on their participation, presentations, a mid-term exam and a final exam.

Instructor(s)/Organizer(s): Various

Curriculum Track: Biology
Campus: California
Quarter Offered: Winter 2011
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Molecular Medicine

Teaches basic conepts underlying the working understanding of the biology of health and disease. Highlights opportunities for studying fundamental challenges defined in the practice of medicine using the tools of the basic biological and chemical sciences. In this dynamic process, the solutions advance both disciplines and define the foundations of translational medicine.

Instructor(s)/Organizer(s): Dr. Daniel Salomon

Curriculum Track: Biophysics
Campus: California
Quarter Offered: Spring 2012
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