AVP5073497, A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
IF0362, ordinamento 2011/12, A.A. 2016/17
Crediti formativi 8.0
Sito della struttura didattica
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione (BCA)
Sito E-Learning
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE

Responsabile SERENA VAROTTO AGR/07
Altri docenti PAOLO CARNIER AGR/17

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline biotecnologiche comuni BIO/13 6.0
CARATTERIZZANTE Discipline veterinarie e riproduzione animale AGR/17 2.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Ore Studio
ESERCITAZIONE 2.0 16 34.0 Nessun turno
LABORATORIO 1.0 8 17.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 5.0 40 85.0 Nessun turno

Inizio attività didattiche 01/10/2016
Fine attività didattiche 20/01/2017

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
1 Commissione A.A. 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 VAROTTO SERENA (Presidente)
CARNIER PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisiti: No one
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: Students learn strategies for genomic analysis by exploring DNA sequencing technology, comparative genomics, sequence variation, genome expression, and genome evolution. Students extend these foundational principles to explore sequenced genomes, gene families, gene expression and function, epigenetic phenomena. Student also learn applications of advanced statistical tools to perform genome-wide associations studies and genomic-aided prediction aimed at identifying genome regions associated with traits of concern and implementing selective breeding.
Modalita' di esame: Oral examination and computer-based practical test.
Criteri di valutazione: The final exam, linked to the official course, will consist of a single final oral examination and a single final computer based practical test devoted to application of statistical tools: the former will count for 75% of the final mark whereas the latter for 25%. To pass the final exam, students need to get a final mark equal to or greater than 18/30. However, a minimum of 15/30 is required in each of the two tests (oral and computer-based)
Contenuti: The course examines the DNA sequencing technologies which allow the understanding of structural genomics: the organization and sequences of genes of the genome. Functional genomic lectures examine the roles of the genetic sequences, their expression, evolution and regulation, also considering epigenomic mechanisms. A comparative genome approach is used to explore different sequenced genomes. Successful application of genomics to plant and animal improvement requires merging knowledge about how genomic information is generated to the practice of breeding, disciplines which may emphasize different aspects of the relationships between genotype and phenotype. Knowledge of available statistical tools and their application to exploit genomic data in identification of genomic regions associated with traits of concern and in practical selective breeding is also required. This course intends to bridge this gap by focusing content on recent research explaining how current genomic biology and advanced statistical tools impact key elements of the plant/animal improvement process: characterizing and assembling genetic variation, evaluation of phenotypes, and identification of superior genotypes through genome-wide association studies and genomic selection procedures
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The course program contains 4 main parts and deals with the study of structural genomics, functional genomics, comparative genomics and methodology useful to get the key of understanding of genomic application in crop and animal improvement.
The course is delivered through lectures and exercises on the basic tools for genome analysis. Applications of statistical tools in genome wide association studies and genomic aided prediction will be taught in computer-based teaching sessions.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at

Genomics is a rapidly moving and dynamic field that has blossomed during the last years. Although a number of recent textbooks are available that cover some course topics, many of the genomic applications to plant and animal improvement continue to evolve. Thus, a collection of recently published articles in scientific journals will be the primary source of course content, which are available through the course website.
Testi di riferimento:
  • Maria S. Poptsova, Genome Analysis: Current Procedures and Applications. --: Caister Academic Press, 2014.