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Tutorial Details: Bioinformatics Programming

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: Room 138 Cargill
Instructor(s): Zheng Jin Tu, MSI

With the development of genomics and proteomics, many biologists now need to handle large amounts of data for their research. Bioinformatics programming, especially Perl programming, is well-suited for biological data manipulation and analysis.

This tutorial will introduce the fundamental concepts and mechanisms of computer programs, using Perl language as an example. We will use practical program examples such as transcription, translation, sequence retrieval, promoter sequence extraction from genomic DNA, motif scanning, parse BLAST results, etc., to demonstrate how bioinformatics programming can make your work easier and more efficient.

Prerequisites: Basic biology