Genomics

Genomikk
Genomics, defined as the study of structure, function and evolution of genomes, is at the forefront of modern biology.

About the specialisation in Genomics

Technological breakthroughs over the past decade have revolutionised genomics and all related fields of biosciences. Master's projects in genomics target a range of organisational levels in biology, from the molecular level to that of populations, via cells and organisms.

We now have the opportunity to address exciting, previously intractable, research questions. Candidates will gain knowledge about the collection, analysis and interpretation of large data sets using bioinformatics.

Projects in the field of genomics are often interdisciplinary, and relate to a wide range of biological disciplines, such as ecology, reproduction, development, physiology, evolutionary biology, toxicology, and ethology. A specialisation in genomics prepares candidates for careers in biotechnology, medicine, management, and academia.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge
Upon successful completion of the programme, the candidate is:

  • familiar with the functional components of the genome and their functional constraints.
  • has general knowledge about the theoretical and practical developments in genomics based on the recent technological advances in the field.
  • has knowledge about the most relevant sources of information in the field.

Skills
Upon successful completion of the programme, the candidate is:

  • able to apply practical and analytical methods, including laboratory techniques and bioinformatics tools, to specific problems.
  • able to acquire updated knowledge within the field of genomics.
  • able to assess and discuss relevant studies within the field.

General competence
Upon successful completion of the programme, the candidate is:

  • able to identify problems that can be effectively addressed using genomics approaches.
  • able to choose the most appropriate approaches to study specific organisms.
  • able to convey essential topics, exchange experiences, and keep updated within the field of genomics.

Affiliated research groups

Recommended elective courses

Students with specialisation in Genomics are recommended to choose the following alternatives:


​Alternative 1
Alternative 2​
​1. semester
  • ​Scientific communication and research methods BI300 10ECTS
  • Evolutionary Genetics BI317F, 10 ECTS
  • Aquaculture Practices and Principles AK303, 10ECTS
  • ​Scientific communication and research methods BI300  10ECTS
  • Evolutionary Genetics BI317F 10ECTS
Either:
  • Environmental pollution and ecotoxicology ØKO5021, 5ECTS and
  • Individual Curriculum BI308F, 5ECTS
Or:
  • Molecular cell biology BI210F, 10ECTS
2. semester​
  • ​Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics  BI311F 10 ECTS
  • Principles in Animal experimentation DR443F, 5ECTS
  • RNA Biology BI322F, 5ECTS
  • Individual Curriculum BI307F, 10ECTS
  • ​Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics  BI311F 10 ECTS
  • Individual Curriculum BI307F, 10ECTS
  • Courses from advanced bachelor level, 10 ECTS
​3 og 4. semester
Master's thesis, 60 ECTS​




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Study location for this specialisation:
Bodø

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