BIOL 495 (section GX)


Cancer Genomics

Course Scheduled: Spring 2019 on Thursdays from 5:10 pm to 6:40 pm (room 541 Science II); January 17th to February 14th

Credits: 1

Grading: S/F only

Prerequisites: none

Instructor: Xun Gu (

This seminar course will address the cut-to-edge progress of cancer genomics at an introductory level. It will cover topics such as (1) an overview of cancer somatic mutations and databases; (2) identification of cancer-driving genes and cancer-driving (amino acid) sites; (3) mutational signatures of cancers and mutational heterogeneity of; (4) effects of RNA genes in cancers.  Students will attend lectures, and participate in class discussions. 

If you are interested in this course, please stop by the Student Services Office (103 Bessey Hall) to obtain the reference number for the course.  Enrollment will be limited to 20 students total.