All Tutorials

  • 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.


  • Thu Jul 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    More and more biological studies involve collection and analysis of three-dimensional images varying over time, often called 4D images. IMARIS is an interactive volume visualization system for 3D and 4D biomedical data.


    This tutorial will introduce users to several features of Imaris modules- Imaris Time, Imaris MeasurementPro and ImarisColoc. It will demonstrate practical applications for image analysis, segmentation, object classification, quantitation, analyze co-localization and tracking of biological structures in 2D, 3D and 4D.


  • Wed Jul 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    404
    Walter Library

    Sequence evolutionary analysis is an important solution in exploring the relation of species or proteins. There are many different software options for implementing algorithms, and researchers often encounter a dilemma when choosing between these tools and algorithms.


    In this tutorial, we will discuss the three main algorithms (Parsimony, Maximum Likelihood, and Distance Matrix). We will also demonstrate the software using sequence test data.


  • Tue Jul 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    This one-day workshop on MPI will help researchers write better and portable parallel codes for distributed-memory machines, like Linux clusters. It will focus on basic point-to-point communication and collective communications, which are the most commonly used MPI routines in high-performance scientific computation. In addition, the advantage of using MPI non-blocking communication will be introduced.


    The workshop will combine lecture with hands-on practice. The lecture introduces basic principles, and the hands-on portion focuses on the use of MPI principles via examples.


    Session One: Introduction to basic concepts of "MPI is Small," centering on point-to-point communication.


    Session Two: MPI collective communications including: broadcast, gather, scatter, and Alltoall.


    Programming will be done in Fortran and C, so any background in these two languages will be helpful.


  • Thu Jul 7, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    The SAS system is a collection of programs originally designed to perform statistical analysis of data. The SAS software started out in the 1970s as a package for statistical analysis. By the early 1980s SAS had already branched out into graphics and spreadsheets. The SAS system now has a diverse family of products. Most of its products are integrated together and can be used as building blocks to construct a seamless system.


    MSI has the SAS system installed on its supercomputers. In this tutorial, we will help you get your data into the SAS system. We will cover the topics and techniques ranging from reading data in different formats into the SAS software, to writing a basic SAS code to use some statistical procedure


  • Thu Jun 30, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    The GeneSpring software package is the most widely used microarray software tools. In this tutorial, we will focus on the advanced features of GeneSpring based on the newest version, v7.2. These features include signal condense and normalizations (RMA, GC-RMA), quality control, gene list manipulation(external list, Venn diagram, filters), 1-way and 2-way ANOVA, Class Prediction Tool, regulatory element, gene ontology, pathway, and scripts.


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