GS04 1231 Advanced Topics in Epigenetics
- Course Coordinator(s): Bedford, Mark and Chen, Taiping
- Semester: Fall
- Frequency: Annually
- Credit Hours: 1
- Grading System: Pass/Fail
Bedford, Mark and Chen, Taiping. One semester hour. Fall, annually. Grading System: Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: GS21 1017: Foundations of Biomedical Research (Core Course). Audit permitted.
The purpose of this course is to facilitate student learning, at an early stage of their research careers, regarding the development of basic approaches and techniques in epigenetics, as well as highlighting major discoveries that will cover current and advanced topics in epigenetics. This 5-week course, which will start from August 27 to September 28, 2018, covers 5 weekly publication-based discussions and data analysis sessions that will take place in two 1.5-hour weekly sessions, Mondays from 9-10:30 a.m. and Fridays from 9-10:30 a.m. at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville Campus. Each class will consist of a 90-minute discussion of a primary epigenetic paper from the literature, with the student leading the discussion, moderated by course co-organizers. There will be no pre-prepared slides or specified presenters. Instructors will be faculty from the Department of Epigenetics & Molecular Carcinogenesis.