Principles of Pharmacogenomics


Stanford School of Engineering

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This introduction to pharmacology and genomics provides experimental and analytical methods for high-throughput measurements. A review of key gene classes, drugs for which genetics is critical and resources for pharmacogenomics will be discussed and analyzed. Explore issues in the clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics testing and read key papers by leaders in the field. There will be problem sets and a final project selected with approval of the instructor.

Please note: this is an online-only course, lectures will not take place on campus.


  • Russ Altman


Two of BIO41, 42, 43, 44X, 44Y or consent of instructor

Topics include

  • Key gene classes such as cytochromes and transporters
  • Pharmacogenomics resources: PharmGKB, Drugbank and NCBI
  • Key drugs: Warfarin, Clopidogrel, Statins and cancer drugs
  • Experimental methods: Sequencing, expression and genotyping

Note on Course Availability

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015 Winter 2018-19 Online

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Dates:January 7 - March 15, 2019
Days: Mon
Units: 3.00
Instructors: Russ Altman
Delivery Option:
For Credit $3,780.00 ?


Enrollment Dates: October 28 to December 10, 2018

This course may not currently be available to residents of certain states.