bioinformatics course in NY City

Stuart M. Brown browns02 at mcrcr.med.nyu.edu
Wed Jan 21 13:47:56 EST 1998

I will be teaching a course on the basics of computer sequence
analysis/bioinformatics at NYU Medical Center (550 First Ave, NY, NY) for
12 weeks starting Feb 17th.  Scientsts in the New York Metro area are
welcome to drop in and audit any of the lectures. Last year we had many
auditors from Mt. Sinai, Albert Einstein, Columbia Med school, etc.  Call
me with any questions (212) 263-7689
‹Stuart M. Brown

NYU Medical Center course (G16.2604): Using Computers in Molecular Biology
course info  <http://mcrcr0.med.nyu.edu/rcr/molbio/syllabus-98.html>

This is a practical course in Molecular Biology Computing which will
emphasize how to use the computer as a tool for research. Prerequisites
include a thorough understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of
molecular biology, and some University level mathematics and statistics,
but no knowledge of computer programming or computer hardware is
necessary.  The course emphasizes the biological and the mathematical
theory employed in computer tools and discusses their strengths and
weaknesses rather than focusing on any particular set of commands to be

Lectures Tues 1-2:30 PM, NYUMC Alumni Lecture Hall A

Feb. 17: Introduction to the course
   € computer skills as essential molecular biology techniques
   € bioinformatics, genomics, and the Human Genome Project

Feb 24: The basics of using the RCR DEC Alpha Server
   € Logging in to the RCR Alpha 
   € VMS and the DCL Command Language

March 3: More basics of using the VMS operating system
   € E-mail
   € Editing text files

March 10: Finding Sequences by Name, Accession#, Keyword, or by Association
   € ENTREZ and SRS 

March 17: Database Searching by Similarity
   € Worldwide databases 
   € BLAST vs. FASTA 

March 24: Sequence Comparison and Multiple Alignment

March 31: Sequence-Function Relationships
   € Sequence Homology and Conserved Regions (motifs)
   € Pattern recognition software

April 7: Using the Internet for Molecular Biology Research

April 14: Restriction Maps and PCR Primers

April 21: Computer Tools for Sequencing Projects
   € The GCG fragment assembly tools
   € Using the Macintosh program Sequencher

April 28: Computing Evolution: Phylogenetic Analysis 
   € From Multiple Alignment to Phylogeny
   € PAUP  and PHYLIP

May 5: The New SeqLab Graphical Interface for GCG

Stuart M. Brown, Molecular Biology Consultant 
NYU-MC Research Computing Resource, Dept. of Cell Biology
550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212)263-7689  FAX: (212)263-8139

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