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Tutorial Details: Bioinformatics Programming

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter
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 well-suited tool 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 RNA transcription, promoter sequence extraction from genomic DNA, motif scanning, parse BLAST result, etc. to demonstrate how bioinformatics programming can make you work easier and more efficient.

Prerequisites: Basic biology