The Berkeley Training Program in Genomics and Computational Biology provides graduate and postgraduate training and research opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley and the nearby Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, emphasizing the cross-disciplinary nature of this rapidly advancing field. Accordingly, the 31 training faculty and 20 proposed trainees are drawn from diverse departments and graduate groups, and is associated with a campus-wide Designated Emphasis that formalizes the requirements for a broad education in computational biology and genomics. The program has three principal thrusts;the comparative and evolutionary analysis of genomes;the study of population level genetic variation;and the dissection of epigenetic and gene-regulatory networks. Trainees will take advantage of a rich training environment of seminars, retreats, and group meetings as well as a diverse set of formal course offerings that range from introductory to advanced methods in genomic biology. Research training will typically begin by the end of the second year, following an introductory period of laboratory rotations, coursework, and preliminary examinations. Progress of the trainees is evaluated by annual thesis reviews and regular meetings with mentors. The Program will train 15 predoctoral students and 5 postdoctoral scholars in genomics and computational biology.

Public Health Relevance

Genomics is revolutionizing approaches to human health, from the design, analysis, and interpretation of clinical studies to the exploration of the fundamental biology underlying the human condition. Our training program will develop the next generation of genomically literate scientists and engineers.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32HG000047-13
Application #
8307915
Study Section
Ethical, Legal, Social Implications Review Committee (GNOM)
Program Officer
Gatlin, Christine L
Project Start
2000-07-01
Project End
2015-06-30
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
13
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$732,406
Indirect Cost
$44,272
Name
University of California Berkeley
Department
Biochemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
124726725
City
Berkeley
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94704
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