Advanced Genetics

The course will provide an in-depth background in all areas of Mendelian, molecular, population and evolutionary genetics. The students will learn how to use genetic tools in dissecting complex biological pathways, developmental processes and regulatory systems. Discussion of landmark genetic experiments will constitute the basis of an inquiry-based approach that will delineate the dynamic nature of modern genetics. The laboratory exercises are designed to put special emphasis on molecular biology techniques and the use of bioinformatics.