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Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Disease

Biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations are increasingly viewing bioinformatics as an integral part of their research processes. Biomedical industries are seeking to make use of vast amounts of genomic data to produce complex and accurate biological models.

Brandeis GPS will be offering Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Disease  as a part-time, fully online course this October. The 10-week course will introduce students to the basic concepts of molecular, cell, and developmental biology. It will cover classic genetics, from Mendelian inheritance to quantitative and complex traits, associations and population genetics. It will address the anatomy and function of genomes from humans and model organisms. Using the Human Genome Projects as an example, students will learn sequencing and mapping technologies. Basic sequence analysis methods will be introduced, along with techniques to navigate genome browsers and other relevant databases.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Navigate genome browsers and databases relevant to genetics and genomics.
  • Analyze pedigrees and apply genetics to identify disease associations.
  • Use techniques of physical and genetic mapping and sequencing.
  • Use comparative genomics to detect homologous sequences within and between organisms and to define evolutionary relationships.
  • Predict possible consequences of mutations and genetic variation within and outside of genes.
  • Use examples from developmental biology, human disease and immunology to illustrate genetic control mechanisms and mutations.

At Brandeis GPS, you can take up to two courses before enrolling in one of our 12 online master’s degrees. If you’re interested in exploring the MS in Bioinformatics, or would like to explore molecular biology to fill a bioinformatics skills gap, contact the  GPS office for more information or to request a syllabus: 781-736-8787, gps@brandeis.edu, or submit your information.

SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: GeneLab at NASA-Ames Research Center

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Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community. This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up. If you are interested in posting an opportunity, please complete the following form found here.

Where: This position is with GeneLab at NASA-Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. Applicants interested in the position will work with the Wyle Recruiting Agency.

Position: GeneLab Data Curator

The purpose of this position is to provide the GeneLab Project with data acquisition, curation and system operations support. The incumbent will support the lead Bioinformatician in supporting and coordinating bioinformatics efforts, working with the user community and collaborators (within NASA, academia and industry) for GeneLab. They will provide support to the omics and bioinformatics community for the software development team. Incumbent will perform other duties and assignments as required.

Responsibilities:

The incumbent shall have as a minimum a BS/BE with 3+ years experience or Masters with 0-2 years experience in bio-informatics, computational biology, bio-statistics, molecular biology, bio-chemistry, bio-engineering or related fields.

 

Click here to view further details on this opportunity!

To receive full consideration for this position, candidates are asked to submit a Resume/CV, Cover Letter and References through the recruiting agency’s online portal here.

Please make sure to reference seeing this position through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post.

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