Special Topics on Bioinformatics & Bioethics (8ΕB08)
Instructor : Papadopoulou Theodora
Course typeElective
Semester8
TermSpring Semester
ECTS5
Teaching hours3
Laboratory hours
Description
-Introduction: Science and sciences, types of sciences (analytical sciences, humanitarian sciences, moral-canonistic sciences), rules of scientific research, scientific research and ethics, biological research and ethics. -Topics on Bioethics: Introduction to moral sciences and Ethics, Bioethics, specific topics on Bioethics (Darwinism, social Darwinism and eugenics, euthanasia, genetic engineering, cloning, in vitro fertilization, clinical trials and experimentation on animals and humans, organ donation and transplantations, biomaterials’ safety) -Topics on Bioinformatics: Genomics (genome sequencing, storage and study of genome information, genome databases, polymorphism in the human genome and association with diseases), comparative genomics (genome subtraction method, whole-genome alignment methods, genome-context methods, gene-fusion method), structural genomics (the scientific program of structural genomics, target selection in structural genomics), functional genomics (integration of experimental and computational methods, proteomics, geneexpression data and DNA micro-arrays, regulatory networks, protein-protein interaction networks).
Textbooks/Bibliography
  • Αυτονομία και Εμπιστοσύνη στη Βιοηθική, Onora o' Neill, ΑΙΚ. ΑΡΣΕΝΙΔΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΣΙΑ Ο.Ε., 1η έκδοση/2010, ΑΘΗΝΑ
  • ΒΙΟΗΘΙΚΗ, ΑΛΑΧΙΩΤΗΣ ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣ, ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΟΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΛΙΒΑΝΗ ΑΒΕ, 1η/2011, ΑΘΗΝΑ