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Mon 22 Jul - Wed 24 Jul 2013
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Department of Genetics, Room G12

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Bioinformatics: A Practical User Introduction
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Mon 22 Jul - Wed 24 Jul 2013

Description

This course sets out to introduce simple computing tools for molecular biologists. It is intended for users with a reasonable background in molecular biology but little or no experience of using the available computer resources. The course is based around an investigation into the disease aniridia. We have chosen a well researched human topic as it allows us best to demonstrate how information can be obtained both by analysis of raw sequence data and by interrogation of information resources where previously determined facts are organised and stored. Further information for this session is available.

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Target audience
Prerequisites

Basic computing skills, graduate level in Life Sciences

Sessions

Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 22 Jul 2013   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12 map David Judge,  James D Watson
2 Tue 23 Jul 2013   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12 map David Judge,  James D Watson
3 Wed 24 Jul 2013   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Department of Genetics, Room G12 map David Judge,  James D Watson
Topics covered
  • Use of various information and data resources available over the internet to identify and download specific sequence data
  • Investigation of various ways to compare pairs (and larger sets) of sequences
  • Searching the sequence databases for entries matching a given query sequence (database searching primarily using the program blast)
  • A range of analyses of nucleotide sequence including: restriction mapping; primer design; gene identification; DNA to protein translation
  • A number of ways to investigate protein properties
  • Access the protein structure databases and viewing structures
Aims
  • To provide a basic appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of Bioinformatics
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Notes
  • Most of the analysis will be done using web resources
  • For some simple tasks we will use public domain software running under Windows, primarily the EMBOSS and Staden packages
  • The programs of the EMBOSS package can also be accessed from various web sites
  • Course Timetable
Duration

3

Frequency

A number of times per year


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