All Tutorials

  • Thu Sep 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Several computational chemistry packages and platforms are available to researchers at MSI. This tutorial will explain why certain combinations of program, method, and platform work better than others. We will also discuss how calculations can be run as fast as possible. This tutorial will focus on calculations using wavefunction-based and DFT-based methods.


  • Tue Sep 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    The majority of the most powerful scientific research computers in the world use Linux or UNIX for their operating systems. Learning the basics of Linux/UNIX is the first step to effectively utilizing these powerful resources for your research.


    This tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Linux/UNIX operating system. We will discuss some of the most commonly used commands, some helpful shortcuts, and some of the key elements of using Linux/UNIX for your research efforts.


  • Thu Sep 1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Genomics has changed the face of life sciences since the first draft of the human genome sequence was released in 2000. Computational tools play an important role in this change.

    The Supercomputing Institute has some of the most powerful computational genomics software tools available. These tools allow for genomics data acquisition, quality assessment, normalization, statistical analysis, functional annotation, pathway, interaction network, structural genomics, and data management.


    This tutorial will overview around 15 of the Institute/.s microarray and pathway genomics software tools and will guide users in accessing these resources.


  • Tue Aug 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    The QuantumCube is a computing resource at the Institute made by Parallel Quantum Solutions. The first part of this tutorial will be an overview of the hardware and will cover how to compile and run jobs. The second part will cover the PQS Ab Initio quantum mechanics package, which is installed on this machine.


  • Thu Aug 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    This is a hands-on workshop for relational database and structural query language (SQL). Attendees will have the opportunity to practice creating and querying a database in the Oracle environment. Topics will include a brief overview of relational database design concepts and principals, conceptual data model and constraints, and an introduction to structural query language (SQL).


  • Thu Aug 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    138
    Cargill Building

    Mascot from Matrix Science is a popular software program used in the study of proteomics. It is a powerful search engine that uses mass spectrometry data to identify proteins from a primary sequence database.


    This tutorial will introduce the main functionalities of Mascot, including peptide mass fingerprint, sequence query, and MS/MS ion search.


  • Tue Aug 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX has been largely used for the communication and publication of scientific documents.


    This tutorial will cover the basic control commands and syntax of setting article layout, mathematical equations, lists, tables, figures and bibliographies. It will also introduce the flexible features of automatic numbering and cross-referencing. A one-hour, hands-on session will follow the lecture to help the attendees practice the LaTeX commands and give them the opportunity to write a practice scientific article using LaTeX.


  • Tue Jul 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Material Studio is one of the widely used software packages in Material Science. It allows researchers to display, manipulate, simulate and analyze models of molecules, solids and surfaces. This tutorial will cover the basic building and visualization features of Material Studio in addition to demonstrating some of its utility modules.


  • Thu Jul 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    405
    Walter Library

    This tutorial focuses on the study of ligands that exhibit optimal interactions with a known receptor. Participants will gain experience with graphical manipulations in SYBYL; building, minimizing, and aligning molecules; importing and viewing a receptor structure.


  • Tue Jul 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    GeneSpring software offers many methods for statistical analysis.Understanding these methods and algorithms is very important in the use of GeneSpring.


    In this tutorial, we will go through some basic statistical methods used in GeneSpring such as T-tests, Multiple testing and post-hoc tests, ANOVA, and Principal Component Analysis.


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