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Introduction to Environmental Genomics and Epigenomics

East Baltimore
4th Term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
W, F, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

187.632.01 Molecular Toxicology or other courses related to molecular biology

What are the effects of environmental exposures on genome and epigenome? What are the state-of-art ‘omic’ technologies applied for environmental health studies? What is the up-to-date knowledge in genomics and epigenomics? How to reach out the genomic resources, tools, and databases publicly available on the internet?
Presents the concept of the genetic and epigenetic data analysis in environmental health studies. Introduces not only single gene analysis but also genome-wide data searching. Also introduces cutting-edge analytical tools for ‘omic’ data not limited to genomics, but also for epigenomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Provides an introduction to the pathway analysis for ‘omic’ data.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the basic knowledge for genomic and epigenomic data analysis
  2. Identify the difference between omic based network analysis and the traditional lab-based analysis
  3. Describe the approaches used for in silico analysis of the genome
  4. Describe the publicly available tools for the genomic and epigenetic database access and searching
  5. Explain the computational analyses used to identify or validate cellular pathways
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Quizzes