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Cancer Genomics

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Jane Gibson
Academic year
2024-25

Module overview

This module will provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of genomics and the high throughput technologies used in cancer genomics research. We will explore the structure and organisation of the human genome, the concepts of germline and somatic variants, coding and non coding variants and their effect on the cancer cell, regulation of gene expression and epigenetic modifications in cancer. Students gain practical experience of basic bioinformatics data analysis and interpretation preparing them for careers in cancer genomics. Students are not expected to have prior bioinformatics or computational biology expertise prior to this module.

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