Yeast Genetics & Genomics


Yeast Genetics & Genomics

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

21st July - 10th August 2015

The Yeast Genetics & Genomics course is a modern, state of the art laboratory course designed to teach students the full repertoire of genetic approaches needed to dissect complex problems in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Combinations of classical and modern genetic approaches are emphasized, including the isolation and characterization of mutants, tetrad analysis, complementation, and mitotic recombination. Students will learn array-based methods, next generation sequencing, and genome-based methods of analysis facilitated by the yeast genome sequence, the deletion collection, and other genomic resources available to the community. Molecular genetic techniques, including yeast transformation, gene replacement by PCR, construction and analysis of gene fusions, and generation of mutations, will also be emphasized.