Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics

Credits: 4 CREDITS (Basic Science)
Director(s): Georg Gerber, Long Phi Le
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: Introduction to molecular diagnostic methods in medicine and relevant bioinformatics methods. Discussion of principles of molecular testing for diagnosis of somatic and germline diseases using FISH, genotyping, array CGH, next generation sequencing, and other technologies. Case conferences emphasize clinical correlation and integration of information from multiple diagnostic tests. Lectures, problem sets, and laboratory sessions will introduce key concepts in biological sequence analysis and provide experience with bioinformatics tools.