Mini-Courses Overview

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

Mini-Courses — Winter 2019

Course Title
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

Course Title
BIOS 266 Mini Proposal Bootcamp
BIOS 268 Biology and Applications of CRISPR/Cas9: Genome Editing and Epigenome Modifications

Mini-Courses — Summer 2019

Course Title
BIOS 221 Modern Statistics for Modern Biology
BIOS 257 HIV: The Virus, the Disease,the Research
BIOS 270 Planetary Health: Socioeconomic & Ecological Links Between Human Health & Earth’s Natural Ecosystems

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.