Genetics and genomics of emerging model species

Title: Genomics and genetics of emerging model species

Teacher: Dr. Ferrante

Amount of frontal teaching: 10 hours

Description: The course aims at introducing the genomics and the genetics used when a researcher needs to establish an unknown organisms to the level of a model organisms and perform molecular studies. Students will be introduced to the processes behind the establishment of a new organismal model for functional genomics studies.

The topics treated include:

  1. Emerging model organisms.

  2. Genomics and genetics techniques and why they matter.

  3. Life cycles.

  4. Genomics resources for an emerging model species.

  5. The genome and the transcriptome.

  6. Reverse genetics.

  7. Sex determination, sex reversal.