This is a hands-on, laboratory based course offered through the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function (CAGEF). It will teach students how to produce and analyze data that are central to the fields of genomics and proteomics. Techniques taught include DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing, quantitative PCR, transcript profiling using microarrays, 2D-gel proteome analysis, and associated bioinformatics analyses. (Lab Materials Fee: $50). A lab coat is required for use in laboratories; students are responsible for purchasing this (approximate cost is $16).