The Computational Genomics Course, organized by the Mayo-Illinois Alliance and sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative (IHSI) at Illinois, continues to grow. Now in its third year, the 2015 course is being held at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and includes a live remote broadcast for participants at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
In addition to U of I students and faculty and Mayo Clinic clinicians, a small contingent from Southern Illinois University’s (SIU) School of Medicine joins this year’s group of students. In total, more than 65 participants are learning the basics of genome sequencing and assembly, polymorphism and variant analysis, epigenomics and more. Throughout the course, faculty-researcher experts from the University of Illinois will lecture and lead hands-on lab exercises for students that integrate the latest technologies and methodologies in computational genomics.
The Computational Genomics Course is one way the Mayo-Illinois Alliance provides innovative educational programs to train next generation clinicians and biomedical scientists. To learn more about the course or the Mayo-Illinois Alliance, contact IHSI.