BMMB 551 will deal with the structure and function of genomes including the use of some current web-based tools and resources for studies and research in genomics. The overall objective is to learn current information about the structure and function of genomes, to develop facility in the many web-based tools and resources for further studies and research in genomics, and to appreciate the power and limitations of current resources and knowledge. Throughout this course, we will introduce and/or review the fundamentals of genomics. You will also learn about the approaches used to asses function of genomic DNA. As you acquire this information, you will be asked to apply this information for cutting edge exploration of functional regions of genomes. Additionally, this course will serve as a forum to explore new approaches to self-motivation and group learning. It will also provide you with a place to do something fresh and exciting!