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 2018

Course Title
BIOS 201 Next Generation Sequencing and Applications
BIOS 205 Introduction to R for Data Analysis
BIOS 225 Diversity and Inclusion in Science (Formerly “Gender in Science”)
BIOS 253 Discovery and Innovation in Emerging Viral Infections
BIOS 255 Promises and Pitfalls: A Critical Evaluation of Neuroscience Techniques
BIOS 256 Sculptural Data Illustrations
BIOS 258 Ethics, Science, and Society
BIOS 267 Proteomics, Protein Interaction Maps, and Systems Biology
BIOS 269 Applying Modern Techniques to Old Diseases

Mini-Courses — Spring 2018

Course Title
BIOS 205 Introduction to R for Data Analysis
BIOS 226 Introduction to Force Spectroscopy
BIOS 235 Metabolism and Metabolic Ecology: Microbes, Gut and Cancer
BIOS 236 Developmental Biology in the Ocean: Comparative Embryology and Larval Development
BIOS 254 DataLucence::Images – will be rescheduled for autumn 2018
BIOS 256 Sculptural Data Illustrations
BIOS 265 Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Biology
BIOS 268 Biology and Applications of CRISPR/Cas9: Genome Editing and Epigenome Modifications
BIOS 270 Planetary Health: Socio-Economic and Ecological Links

Mini-Courses — Summer 2018

Course Title
BIOS 221 Modern Statistics for Modern Biology
BIOS 273 The Cell’s Antenna: Cilia in Evolution, Development, and Human Health

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 enrollment. You will receive a separate confirmation email if you have been admitted to a mini-course. There are no fees to take these courses.

For more information, visit the Mini-Course FAQ.