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The mission of the Department of Biostatistics is to advance the discipline by training students in methods research and its application, conducting methodological and collaborative interdisciplinary research in the fields of public health and medicine, and by providing to the academic, research and professional committees.
New course offerings Spring 2015
BINF 7600: NUTRITIONAL GENOMICS (3)
Spr. Prerequisite: BIOS 6030 or equivalent, and BINF 6100 or background in molecular biology/genetics, genetic epidemiology, or equivalent or instructor's approval. Course Description: The rapid development of bioinformatics technology brought us the age of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics. The ability of the future nutritionists and healthcare professionals to optimize diet recommendation requires an understanding how nutrients affect gene expression, and how genetic variants are associated with a dietary response. The course is a comprehensive overview of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics and their application for disease prevention and intervention. Current and emerging tools for nutrigenetics/nutrigenomics research will be introduced. The lecture will also address how the nutrigenomics knowledge may potentially lead to personalized diet to prevent and improve nutritionally related disease, such as osteoporosis, cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease , and inflammation disease. Faculty: L. Zhao. see learning objectives
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