[Microbiology] Introduction to Bioinformatics - deadline reminder

Heather Vincent via microbio%40net.bio.net (by Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk)
Fri Jan 16 07:42:27 EST 2009

This is a reminder for those people considering taking our online
course, which begins again in March 2009.

The application deadline is 13 February.  However, it is advisable to
apply before the deadline to allow time for any questions in processing
your application.

I have included the course outline below; the full details are on our
(http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/modules/bs6061.html).  If
you have any questions, or need advice on the module options, please
contact Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk

Week 1		Introduction to distance learning
	        Bioinformatics as a knowledge-based discipline

Weeks 2 and 3	Introduction to the sequence databases
		Quality, redundancy and annotation
		Sequence retrieval exercise and group discussion

Weeks 4 and 5	Nucleic acid sequence analysis

Weeks 6 and 7	Independent research and assessment

Weeks 8 and 9	Sequence alignment and database search
		1. use of BLAST and FASTA, choosing suitable options;
		2. interpretation of the results.

Weeks 10 and 11	Protein function prediction.

Weeks 12 and 13	Protein structure prediction
		Practical exercise and group discussion

Weeks 14 to 16	Independent research and work on the second assessment

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