CB 399: Cancer Genomics - Principles and Applications Spring 2013

Cancer Genomics - Principles and Applications
Nanocourse Director: Rameen Beroukhim

Lecturers: Rameen Beroukhim, Gaddy Getz, John Quackenbush, Benjamin Ebert and Levi Garraway
Curriculum Fellow: Narveen Jandu, narveen_jandu@hms.harvard.edu

Cancer genomics is a rapidly growing field that applies genome-scale technologies to develop comprehensive descriptions of cancer cells.  A particular focus is the identification of genetic alterations that drive tumor growth and transcriptional, proteomic, and phenotypic correlates. An understanding of the biological impact of these alterations can potentially lead to the development cancer therapeutics. Currently many on-line tools are available that allow us to determine the impact of these alterations on tumor growth and development.  Some of these resources include: Tumorscape (Broad Institute), COSMIC (Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer, Sanger), Cancer Gene Census (Sanger), Gene Expression Omnibus (NCBI), Oncomine (NCBI), and Gene Pattern (Broad).  This nanocourse is designed to provide an introduction and an overview of the current on-line resources that are available on Cancer Genomics. The second session of this nanocourse will provide a hands-on approach to implementing these on-line resources in your research.

Schedule:

First Session: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2 – 6 PM
Location: TMEC Building, Room 209
 
Second Session:Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:30-6:30pm
Location: Countway Library Computer Lab --> L2-025

 

 DROP DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL