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Tutorial Details: Nucleic Acid and Protein Sequence Analysis

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2004, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: Room 138 Cargill
Instructor(s): Zheng Jin Tu, MSI

Nucleic acid and protein are the sequential molecules that consist of four nucleotides and about 20 amino acids, respectively. Information encoded in the sequence is the foundation for DNA, RNA, and protein function. Database searching and sequence alignment analysis may reveal important functional clues for your target molecules.

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: 1) Sequence database resources and sequence retrieval 2) Base call and DNA sequencing quality control for raw data 3) Pairwise alignments and database searches using BLAST 4) Multiple sequence alignment techniques 5) Conserved patterns and motifs

Prerequisites: Basic Molecular Biology Concepts