941301 Structure and analysis of genomes

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


The content of the lecture is a detailed description of the following topics:
(i) Genome structure of Eukaryotes (single copy genes, gene families, low-, intermediate- and high-repetitive DNA sequences, including retro-transposons
(ii) Genome wide analsyses: the most commonly used molecular techniques and genetic markers for forensic, medical and agricultural purposes.
(iv) Detailed description of Chip-analyses and its use to analyse large amount of genome data.
(v) Genome wide analysis and next generation sequencing
Please note many lectures are held in an a interactive manner, thus the presence for 2/3 of the lectures is obligatory.

Previous knowledge expected

Master level and above

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Upon attendance of the course students have acquired a deeper knowledge about the genome structure and organization of Eukaryotes. The students have a detailed knowledge about the importance of various genetic elements in respect to genome stability and variation. Based on this knowledge graduates acquire a detailed knowledge on novel methods in genetic analyses (e.g. Microsatellite-analysis, FISH, next sequencing generation, Bio-marker), graduates should be able do chose appropriate genetic markers among others to approach specific questions (Individuum identification vs. determination of biodiversity, evolution, etc). Finally, graduates should be able to judge the enormous potential of Chip analyses and genome wide analyses in the “postgenomic area”.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.