February 9th : (and see Topic #2 for Behavior Paper)
STUDENT MINI-PRESENTATIONS ON GENOMIC TECHNIQUES
Given rapid advances in genomic techniques we are now able to assay, at the whole genome level, gene expression level, genomic content and epigenetic state for a broad range of organisms not previously amenable to genetic/genomic techniques.
Students group will present (in 5- 10 minutes) the basic methods for various genomic techniques that are likely to surface throughout the semester. When possible, students should discuss the type of inference that can be drawn from data generated by each technique. These presentations are not intended to give a comprehensive explanation, simply a rough understanding so that all students are sufficiently prepared to select research papers for further discussion. Each week, the methods used for that specific research paper will be presented in more detail by the student discussion leaders. BE PREPARED TO GO TO THE BOARD AND DRAW THE TECHNIQUE OR WORK FLOW
Avehi: microarrays (gene expression)
Ryan: array based Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) (structural variation)
Den: RNAseq (keep it general)
Aurora: microRNA analysis
SNACKS & Who is Who Feb 9th: Suzy
Zuk, M., and Balenger S.L. (2014) Behavioral ecology and genomics: new directions, or just a more detailed map? Behavioral Ecology 25:1277-1282.
All Students will read Zuk & Balenger 2014 and come ready to discuss the extent to which genomics is showing us new kinds of questions and previously unknowable answers. Each student will be responsible for presenting (potentially with the use of the white board) one subsection of the paper (listed below) and how these subsections contribute to the overall take home message of the paper (of course this means you have to think about what that overall message is).
Avehi: LOST IN THE MAP
Haley: GENOMICS IN BHEAVIORAL LECOLOGY RECENT EXAMPLE
Den: THE SOCIOGENOICS REVOLUTION: CONFINED TO HYMENOPTERA
Aurora: GENOMICS AND ALTERNATIVE MATING TACTICS
Hulali: GENOMICS AND SEXUAL CONFLICT
Ryan: NEW MODEL SYSTEMS
David: MECHANISMS, GENES AND PLASTICITY