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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Functional Genomics & Proteomics
    • The Genomics of Plant Disease Resistance 1
    • The Genomics of Plant Disease Resistance 2
    • Ecotoxicogenomics
    • Pharmacogenomics
    • Sequencing Methods: Evolution
    • Sequencing Methods: Analysis and Applications
    • Real-time PCR 1
    • Real-time PCR 2
    • The Genomics of Abiotic Stress Tolerance
    • Role of miRNAs
    • RNA seq and applications

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. List and discuss the uses of functional genomics and proteomics in agriculture, ecotoxicology and human health
  2. Apply functional genomics techniques in the laboratory
  3. Work effectively in a team to research and deliver a presentation on an aspect of functional genomics and proteomics
  4. Understand and discuss the ethics of applying genomics to human health.
  • Assignment 1 - Online (10%)
  • Assignment 2 - Practical (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - (10%)
  • Assignment 4 - (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

  • AttendanceDetails - Students must attend compulsory laboratory classes at RMIT University's Bundoora Campus:

This subject is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of functional genomics as applied to eukaryotic organisms. In particular, the focus will be on the use and applications of new technologies in this area. The syllabus is covered in a program of lectures, practical exercises, and computer-based activities designed to facilitate the acquisition  of knowledge in the area of contemporary functional genomics and its applications in plant, environmental and biomedical research.

Please note the dates below for the compulsory requirements for this subject to attend laboratory classes at RMIT University's Bundoora Campus:

Study Period 3:

  • TBA

Study Period 4:

  • TBA

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