Course: Foundational Discoveries in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics

Course Code: CSB 1482H/F, Teaching Section LEC 0101


Professor Alan Moses

Offered Fall 2023 session

Enrolment limited to 6 graduate students (minimum 3 reserved for CSB grads)


Half credit (0.5 FCE)


Tuesdays 11 am – 1 pm


Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2120

*CSB 1482H/F is a half-credit course that takes place during the full Fall session.  It is the equivalent of two modules.  This course is also offered to undergraduate students as CSB 471H1F.  Graduate students should NOT request this course as CSB471H1F on ACORN because it would not count toward graduate credit.

Course Description

This course will focus on close reading and detailed discussion of landmark papers in genome biology and bioinformatics. Focus will be on the context of the paper, technological developments exploited (or reported) and impact on the field. Topics include: comparative, population and functional genomics, single cell genomic technologies, genome browsers, alignment and clustering algorithms. Evaluation will be focused on class discussion and presentations.


Class participation 30%
In-class presentation 35%
Written report 35%


Instructor approval

Last updated on April 23rd, 2024