These intensive, one to three week, interdisciplinary courses taught by faculty, postdocs, and students allow participants to enhance their education without requiring a full quarter’s commitment. Mini-courses address topics of high visibility and interest to the Biosciences community and utilize innovative approaches to learning, teaching, and research. In particular, mini-courses provide opportunities to develop a broad range of scientific and professional skills, to engage in rigorous and responsible research, to promote diversity & inclusion, and to enhance career preparation.
Graduate students should enroll for mini-courses by the deadlines on the University Academic Calendar. To add or drop mini-courses after the quarterly deadline, or to petition to adjust research units, first discuss with your PI and your Student Services Administrator (SSA). Then complete the Petition to Change Course Enrollment (Graduate Students). For other eligibility and tuition questions please contact your SSA. International Students should also check with Bechtel International Center regarding any changes to course enrollment.
Mini-Course Registration Instructions
- Students: Register via Axess; University Academic Calendar enrollment deadlines apply.
- Postdocs: Postdocs are invited to express interest in mini-courses each quarter as space allows.
Mini-Courses — Autumn 2018
|BIOS 204||Practical Tutorial on Modeling Signal Transduction Motifs|
|BIOS 274||Introductory Python Programming for Genomics|
|BIOS 277||Prions in Health and Disease|
Mini-Courses — Winter 2019
|BIOS 201||Next Generation Sequencing and Applications|
|BIOS 225||Diversity and Inclusion in Science|
|BIOS 256||Sculptural Data Illustrations|
|BIOS 269||Applying Modern Techniques to Old Diseases CANCELLED|
|BIOS 275||Human Brain Organogenesis in vitro and in vivo|
|BIOS 276||Measuring and Predicting Spatial Patterns CANCELLED|
|BIOS 278||Sleep and Cancer|
Mini-Courses — Spring 2019
|BIOS 266||Mini Proposal Bootcamp|
|BIOS 268||Biology and Applications of CRISPR/Cas9: Genome Editing and Epigenome Modifications|
|BIOS 270||Planetary Health: Socioeconomic & Ecological Links Between Human Health & Earth’s Natural Ecosystem|
Note for postdocs regarding mini-courses: Postdocs are invited to express interest in attending mini-courses each quarter. Because space is limited, submitting an interest form does not guarantee your participation. You will receive a separate confirmation email if you have been admitted to a mini-course. There are no fees to take these courses, and postdocs do not receive units of credit or certificates of participation.
For more information, visit the Mini-Course FAQ.