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[Computational-biology] Clote Lab Summer School

Ivan Dotu via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ivan.dotu from bc.edu)
Wed May 18 07:40:14 EST 2011

To be held at Boston College, Boston, MA from June 20th to June 24th.
web: http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/biology/clotelab_summerschool.html

*****************Computational Methods for RNA**************************

The objective of this summer school is to provide a detailed exposition of algorithmic methods relevant to RNAomics -- the study of the structure and function of RNA. This includes thermodynamics-based dynamic programming algorithms for RNA secondary structure and hybridization structures, molecular dynamics and constraint methods for RNA tertiary structure prediction, RNA non-coding gene finders, etc.

The summer school is intended for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from areas related to Bioinformatics/Computational Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math, or related field, having an interest in RNA research. The summer school will last 5 days, June 20-24, each day consisting of a morning lecture (3 hours) and an afternoon invited talk (1.5 hours). For the most part, morning lectures will provide detailed background on Machine Learning, hidden Markov models (HMMs), Bayesian networks, RNA Thermodynamics, Combinatorics, Constraint Programming, molecular dynamics, structural alignment, etc. Afternoon invited talks will demonstrate how to apply some of these techniques to biologically relevant problems involving RNA.

Registration is $75 per person. 


    * Peter Clote, Professor Department of Biology, Boston College.
    * Ivan Dotu, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Boston College.

Main contact: dotu from bc.edu 

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