January 31st 2008
What is Comparative Functional Genomics?
Everyone will read two background papers
- The introduction to the symposium
on Ecological Genomics that took place at the Canadian Society for
Ecology and Evolution held at the University of Toronto in May 2007
and Aubin-Horth, 2007)
- The review article that really kick-started
the field of Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics in 2004 (Feder
and Mitchell-Olds 2003).
Each student will find one research
paper of personal interest.
The subject of your chosen papers will be the starting point for our
conversation to begin to discuss the scope of the field and outline our
general areas of interest for the remainder of the semester. You will
not be expected to give a formal presentation on this paper but you will
be expected to discuss the scientific merrit, the general approach and
your personal interest in the questions addressed by this research.
chosen papers will not necessarily be what you will present formally
later in the semester. The purpose of this discussion is to familiarize
ourselves with the breadth and depth of the field.
Feder ME, Mitchell-Olds T (2003) Evolutionary and ecological functional
genomics. Nature Reviews Genetics 4(8): 651-657.
Landry CR, Aubin-Horth
N (2007) Ecological annotation of genes and genomes through ecological
genomics. Molecular Ecology 16: 4419-4421.