Genomics, microarrays, and massively parallel applications such as next generation sequencing have made biology research a highly quantitative field. As a result, many biologists face the challenge of mastering computers and computational methods. Our sessions are designed to begin the process.
We will provide an overview of some of the bioinformatics tools and methods mandated by modern biological research. Practical examples will be used to introduce powerful aspects of the Unix operating system, Perl, R, Excel and MySQL. We will also instruct attendees on the usage of bioinformatics tools for genomics, phylogenetics and microarray data analysis. Topics to be covered include the UCSC genome browser, GALAXY, Argo, GenePattern, Bioconductor, ClustalX, and a variety of functional annotation methods.
Monday, January 26, 11am – 1pm
Wednesday, January 28, 11am – 1pm
Friday, January 30, 11am – 1pm
WHERE: DIRC, 14N-132
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 20 participants. It is requested that participants attend all sessions.