Medical Genetics 601

MDGEN 601 Genetic Diseases and Personalized Medicine (*3) (Winter 2020)

Course Description: 

This course will cover current themes in medical genetics and the application to personalized medicine from both a clinical and basic research/therapeutics perspective. Themes will include gene discovery, application to rare and common diseases, pharmacogenetics, cancer genetics, gene therapy, genome editing, molecular therapy, disease models, and ethical issues in personalized medicine. The course will consist of lectures and student-led seminars. Students will be expected to complete one term paper (research proposal), and 2-3 seminars. Prerequisite: consent of the Department of Medical Genetics.

Time and Place:

Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm (lecture plus seminars)

Thursday: 1:30 – 2:20 pm (lecture)

8th floor, Medical Sciences Building, Conference Room 8-56

Course Coordinators:

Dr. Toshifumi Yokota
toshifum@ualberta.ca

Dr. Karen Niederhoffer
niederho@ualberta.ca

*Department requirement that MDGEN 601 or 605 be taken once