BICH460 is taught by CPT faculty and Biochemistry Professor Dr. Jim Hu. Students interested in phage and phage research can take this course and read all phage papers. CACAO is offered every semester and meets once weekly. The course goals include:
- Explain what a biocurator is and what they do
- Efficiently locate and interpret primary scientific articles
- Use the scientific literature to determine the natural location(s) and function(s) of a gene product
- Perform literature-based annotation using Gene Ontology (GO)
- Evaluate the quality of literature-based annotations done by others in the competition
The course offers great flexibility within this framework, and is therefore a great option for students interested in phage.
Many students find that they enjoy approaching each paper they choose as a puzzle. CACAO has a good track record of helping students find research jobs. You could be next! Email the professor, Dr. Jim Hu, and visit the course website for more information.