The Applied Computational Genomics Course - Spring 2003, Calgary,

Sophie Chung sophie.chung at visualgenomics.ca
Fri Apr 4 11:04:56 EST 2003

Genome Canada Bioinformatics Course

The Applied Computational Genomics Course (ACGC)
June 7th - 15th, 2003
Calgary, Alberta

Bioinformatics for Genome-scale projects as well as bioinformatics in the
post-genomic era are both characterized by the need to analyze more than one
sequence at a time and run analyses more than once.  While many Web-based
tools are available to the wet-lab researcher, the Web is not well suited
for tasks  beyond single-sequence annotation.  Researchers need to become
productive in a UNIX-based environment with its wealth of scripting and
automation tools.   Even at an entry-level, this can be an intimidating task
if proper guidance is not available.
Within the Genome Canada Bioinformatics Platform we are working to empower
researchers by teaching a hands-on course, outlining tried-and-proven
approaches as well as new developments, with a lecture component by a panel
of experts, and an integrated assignment component, to develop practical

Our topics include:

Strategies to address the challenge of post-genome computation and available
resources / services
How to set up and configure a workstation for bioinformatics work in a Linux
How to use sequence annotation tools and resources in a scripted Linux
How biological concepts are phrased in computational models and how such
models can be made operational in a database
Analyzing a gene in its biological context and retrieving lists of
functionally related genes, i.e. interactors or co-regulated genes
Retrieving datasets from public databases based on lists of functionally
related genes
Strategies to discover correlations in biological data
Visualization of results in the context of the genome and translation into
new hypotheses for experimental enquiry

For more information about this workshop or to download a registration form,
please go to http://www.gcbioinformatics.ca.

Space is limited to 50 participants so register early!

Sponsored by: The Bioinformatics Platform Project


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