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Tutorial Details: Introduction to Perl Programming for Biologists

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 09:00 am - 11:00 am
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 a tool well-suited for biological data manipulation and analysis.

This tutorial will introduce the fundamental concepts and mechanisms of Perl programming. We will use practical examples to demonstrate how to write Perl codes to do transcription, translation, batch sequence retrieval, promoter sequence extraction from genomic DNA, motif scanning, query gene ontology database, etc. Through these examples, you will learn how Perl programming can make you work easier and more efficient.

Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: Basic biology and programming skills