Classes

    Intro to Anaerobe Physiology

    Semester: 

    Winter

    Offered: 

    2022

    Hosted by the Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative and co-hosted by the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium and Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

    Course Overview:

    Life on planet earth has been dominated by anaerobes, from the earliest forms of life to the complex microbial communities that comprise your internal gut microbiota. This nanocourse will introduce unique aspects of anaerobe physiology, including adaptions to thrive in anaerobic environments.

    Course schedule:

    Session 1 (Wed Jan 19, 2...

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    Electronics and Signal Processing for Experimental Rigs

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Course Instructors: Ofer Mazor, Pavel Gorelik

    Course description:

    Biomedical researchers often build and use experimental rigs consisting of several interconnected electronic instruments. These rigs are typically used to make high-quality recordings of weak biological signals. The goal of this course is to demystify the rig: What does each instrument do? How should they be connected? How does one troubleshoot noise, or adjust settings in a principled way?

    The course will focus on fundamental concepts in electronics and signal...

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    Graduate TF Training in the Biomedical Sciences

    Semester: 

    Winter

    Offered: 

    2022

    SESSIONS 1 and 2 HAVE BEEN MOVED ONLINE. ZOOM INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED STUDENTS.

    This course is an introduction to the skills and frameworks necessary for success as a graduate student teaching fellow (TF) or teaching assistant (TA). After completing this 6 hour introduction, students will be able to:

    - describe core pedagogy concepts including backwards design, formative assessment, active learning, alignment, and inclusive teaching
    - identify ways these core concepts may influence their work as graduate student TFs/TAs...

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    POSTPONED Childhood Cancers: The path to precision medicine

    Semester: 

    Winter

    Offered: 

    2022

    Course Description & Assignments
    Pediatric cancers are the leading cause of disease related death in childhood. Children that do survive are frequently left with devastating and life-long morbidity from the treatments required to cure them. The last two decades have shed tremendous insights into the drivers of these cancers, providing optimism that precision medicine approaches may lead to more effective treatments. 

    In this course, we will review the genetic drivers of childhood cancers and the mechanisms through which they drive tumor formation,...

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    Arduino for Biologists: Building scientific instruments using Arduino

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Instructors: Ofer Mazor, Pavel Gorelik, Brett Graham

    Course description:

    The Arduino is a powerful and inexpensive digital microcontrollers that can be used to develop custom lab instruments. Many tasks that used to require a PC or expensive hardware can be put together with an Arduino and tens of dollars worth of parts. Developing microcontroller-based tools allows researchers to automate and scale up aspects of their research that were previously unfeasible.

    This nanocourse will cover the basics of programming an Arduino microcontroller and...

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    Analyzing Genomic Data: Keeping the Patient in Mind

    Semester: 

    Summer

    Offered: 

    2022

    Join us for this IN-PERSON Nanocourse!
    ​​​​​​​REGISTER USING THE QUALTRICS LINK PROVIDED HERE

    As researchers, it is important to keep in mind the clinical relevance of our work. In these sessions, participants will work together in small groups to analyze genomic research data utilizing publicly available online tools. This nano-...

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