Bioinformatics & Comparative Genomics
With the sequencing of the human and other genomes completed, a great opportunity in scientific investigation was opened and has become an extremely exciting avenue for discovery. At Emory, this training focus mines the current databases and collects and develops its own data sets to understand the basis of evolution, the dissemination of disease and variations that occur with disease genes, the identification of disease traits, and the predictive nature of complex genomic analyses. Areas of focus include cancer, cell and developmental biology, epigenetics, and the principles of human disease. Terrific state-of-the-art facilities to investigate gene expression profiles, copy number variation, genetic polymorphisms, transcription-factor occupancy across the genome, epigenetic modifications, and advanced DNA sequencing methodologies are available for use and training.