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BIOS 221: Modern Statistics for Modern Biology (STATS 366)

Application based course in nonparametric statistics. Modern toolbox of visualization and statistical methods for the analysis of data, examples drawn from immunology, microbiology, cancer research and ecology. Methods covered include multivariate methods (PCA and extensions), sparse representations (trees, networks, contingency tables) as well as nonparametric testing (Bootstrap, permutation and Monte Carlo methods). Hands on, use R and cover many Bioconductor packages. Prerequisite: Minimal familiarity with computers.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 3

BIOS 222: Authentic Courage for Constructive Change: Skills and Practice for Leadership

Explores concepts in decision making and constructive conflict as a mechanism for desired change via purposeful actions. Students assess personal conflict comfort zones and use case studies and class activities to develop skills with authenticity, active and intentional decision making, and other related topics.
Last offered: Spring 2015

BIOS 224: Big Topics in Stem Cell Ethics

Mini-course. Focuses on framing the major ethical issues, legal issues, normative ethical guidelines and oversight in stem cell research. Includes discussion of religious and ethical debates around the moral status of the human embryo.
Last offered: Winter 2014

BIOS 225: Diversity and Inclusion in Science

Introduction to the social science literature on factors contributing to gender disparities in the scientific workplace (e.g. implicit bias and stereotype threat). Discussions focus on steps that individuals and institutions can take to promote the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in science, and thus promote the advancement of science.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1

BIOS 226: Introduction to Force Spectroscopy

Mini-course. Covers the fundamentals of major single-molecule manipulation methods (optical tweezers, magnetic tweezers, and atomic force microscopy), principles of force measurement signal and noise, and applications to studies of folding, binding, polymer elasticity, and structural transitions in proteins and nucleic acids. Intended for students with no previous exposure to single-molecule manipulation or for beginning practitioners. Lectures and discussion of current literature.
Last offered: Spring 2018

BIOS 227: Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics: Opening the Black Box

Focus on designing and analyzing effective proteomics experiments using mass spectrometry and critically evaluating published mass spectrometry-based studies and datasets. Introduces students to the instrumentation, experimental strategies, and computational methods used for identifying and quantifying proteins and protein post-translational modifications using mass spectrometry. Topics include comparative evaluation of mass spectrometer instrument configurations, tandem mass spectrum interpretation, relative and absolute quantitation, and proteome-scale data set analysis. Laboratory time will focus on sample preparation methods, real-time data acquisition, and data analysis software and techniques.
Last offered: Spring 2017

BIOS 228: Understanding Chemistry in Biology and Biological Experiments

Chemical transformations are central to biology and function and chemical methods provide some of the most powerful tools for everyday experimental biology. Focuses on the concepts and principles underlying biological chemical transformations, allowing students to generalize and understand cell metabolism and regulation. Topics include basic principles and procedures to evaluate and utilize in practice chemical approaches in biological experiments. In-class problems and evaluation of literature. Three-week mini-course.
Last offered: Spring 2014

BIOS 229: Drug Discovery and Development Project Simulation

Two-day short course. Focus is on the progression of a drug discovery project from target identification through pre-clinical research, early and late clinical development, and registration with the health authorities. Presented by Novartis. Enrollment limited to postdoctoral students and graduate students with research experience.
Last offered: Autumn 2017

BIOS 230: Biomedical Data Analysis in MATLAB

Focuses on empowering biomedical scientists and engineers with MATLAB tools that are directly useful in their research. Topics include linear- and non-linear-parameter estimation, ordinary- and partial-differential equations, Simulink, GUI design and image processing. Weekly hands-on tutorials accompany lectures and help students code more efficiently and elegantly. Weekly problems sets use MATLAB to interrogate a biomedical phenomenon. Pre-requisites: permission of instructor required.
Last offered: Spring 2015

BIOS 231: Neuroimaging Genomics

Preference to graduate students and medical students. Emphasis is on introducing students to the field of neuroimaging genomics, characterizing large-scale genomic and imaging datasets to uncover relationships between imaging features, molecular genomic profiles, and phenotype.
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