Spring 2024 - MBB 463 D100

Forensic Genomics (3)

Class Number: 5247

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Tue, Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 331, with a minimum grade of C.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A focus on the molecular and genomic biology associated with forensic science, including genome structure, genotyping, genetic analysis of DNA fingerprints, DNA data bases and CODIS, Y STRs. mtDNA and ethical considerations of DNA typing.

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Background and history of forensic science
  2. Evidence
  3. DNA typing
  4. Genome structure and genetics
  5. DNA fingerprinting
  6. STR analysis
  7. Y STR/paternity testing
  8. Mitochondrial DNA
  9. DNA databases
  10. Public DNA services
  11. Genetic genealogy
  12. Advances in forensic genomics
  13. Applications of forensic genomics
  14. Ethical considerations of DNA collection

Grading

  • Exam 1 20%
  • Exam 2 20%
  • Exam 3 20%
  • Group assignment: Individual Report 20%
  • Group assignment: Presentation 15%
  • Participation 5%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no textbook for this course.

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
    http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or e-mail:  caladmin@sfu.ca)

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html