PPEM 497: Studying and shaping microbiomes of the environment
Starting Fall 2017
Link to the course syllabus here.
This course aims to:
1. Provide a variety of practical tools for the study of microbiome-related high-throughput sequencing data.
2. Ground students in the literature of a fast-moving field, while differentiating the microbiome concept from traditional microbiology.
My teaching approach will be geared at students with a minimal background in computer science, but a solid background in ecology, microbiology, soil science, or a related field. The goal is to not only teach the mechanics of existing sequence analysis tools, but through hands-on projects, learn how to learn unfamiliar computer programs.
I will provide frequent opportunities for student feedback, and plan to evolve my approach to teaching over time. I am committed to enhancing the diversity of people and viewpoints in research, and am happy to meet with students about their future career goals, and provide any advice I can on how to get there.