Hello GCG users and administrators in the NY City area.
I am about to start teaching a course at NYU Medical School
entitled "Using Computers for Molecular Biology".
The course will include a basic introduction to the VMS operating
system (an unplesant necessity for GCG use on our Alpha server),
extensive coverage of GCG programs from a biologist's perspecitve
(both cookbook and some underlying theory), and using the Internet
for Molecular Biology research.
The course will consist of lectures on Tuesdays 1-2:30 PM at NYU Medical
Center, 550 First Ave, NY, NY and a practical session in a computer
classroom following the lecture.
I am making an open invitation to academic scientists interested in
Bioinformatics and to GCG system administrators to attend any/all of the
lectures. I am also making my lecture notes available on the Web:
(please send comments and critiques of these notes to
browns02 at mcrcr.med.nyu.edu)
Practical exercises can be made available to those who are interested
by personal arrangement (I don't have it set up as an auto-tutorial).
I hope to see some of you dropping by.
Feb. 11: Introduction to the course
The Biologist in the Age of Information
What is GCG
Feb18: The basics of using the RCR DEC Alpha Server
Logging in to the RCR Alpha
VMS and the DCL Command Language
Feb 25: More basics of using the Alpha
Editing text files
March 6: Finding Sequences by Name, Accession#, Keyword, or by Association
March 11: Database Searching by Similarity
BLAST vs. FASTA
March 20: Sequence Comparison and Multiple Alignment
March 25: Sequence-Function Relationships
Sequence Homology and Conserved Regions
Pattern recognition software
April 1: Using the Internet for Molecular Biology Research
April 8: Restriction Maps and PCR Primers
April 15: Computer Tools for Sequencing Projects
The GCG fragment assembly tools
Using the Macintosh programs Sequencher, MacVector, and GeneWorks
April 22: Computing Evolution: Phylogenetic Analysis
From Multiple Alignment to Phylogeny
GCG vs. PHYLIP
April 29: 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