All Tutorials

  • Thu Jan 27, 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 system. Learning the basics of Unix/Linux is the first step to utilizing these powerful resources effectively 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.


  • Wed Jan 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    145
    Peters Hall

    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 Dec 7, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    MatlabMPI is a Matlab implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard made by Lincoln Laboratory at MIT. It allows any Matlab program to exploit multiple processors. MatlabMPI currently implements the basic functions that are the core of the MPI point-to-point communications standard.


    This tutorial focuses on the use of MatlabMPI as a tool of parallel computing under the Matlab environment. A one-hour hands-on segment will follow the lecture to help the users get familiar with the concepts and syntax, as well as develop simple application codes.


  • Thu Dec 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Fortran is still the preferred programming language for scientific and technical computations. Fortran 90/95 has many new features that make it a modern and robust language for numerical programming. In addition to providing many new language constructs, it contains Fortran 77 as a subset.


    This tutorial will highlight the drawbacks of Fortran 77 and the various aspects of Fortran 77 that have been labeled as obsolete and will possibly be removed from future Fortran Standards. The tutorial will introduce Fortran 90/95 features and will cover the transition from the programming language Fortran 77 to the more modern Fortran 90/95.


    The tutorial is aimed at Fortran 77 programmers who require an understanding of the principles and new features of Fortran 90/95.


  • Tue Nov 30, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Motifs are conserved regions in protein or nucleic acid sequences that are predictive for structures and functions of these sequences. There are a few motif analysis programs and databases publicly available. They are extensively used for individual sequence structural or functional analysis and genome sequence annotations.


    This tutorial will review all these motif programs and databases and demonstrate Pfam and InterProScan software.


  • Thu Nov 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    The GeneData Expressionist suite is a computational system from GeneData Inc. for analyzing gene expression data from any one- or two-channel microarrays. It consists of three closely integrated modules: Refiner, CoBi, and Analyst (for data quality control, data management, and statistical data analysis).


    This tutorial will cover the main features of each module especially Refiner and Analyst for data quality assessment, data analysis, and data visualization.


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

    As computational chemistry evolves with new algorithms and methods, the tools used need to be evolved as well. One of the major tools for the computational chemist is Gaussian. This tutorial will focus on the developmental aspects of Gaussian: how to compile particular subprograms, overview of overlays, development strategies, etc.


  • Wed Nov 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Bioconductor is an open source software package that provides tools for the analysis of genomic data.


    In this tutorial, we will go through some of the key elements in the first step of the analysis of microarray data. Particularly, we will focus on data pre-processing and normalization with Bioconductor.


  • Mon Nov 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    138
    Cargill Building

    Lasergene software is a comprehensive suite of easy-to-use sequence analysis tools for Windows and Macintosh computers. Lasergene provides multiple analysis tools for DNA and protein sequences.


    This tutorial will cover the Lasergene tools for sequence alignment, contig assembly, gene discovery, primer design, restriction mapping, and protein structure prediction.


  • Thu Nov 4, 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 component will follow the lecture to help the attendees practice the Latex commands and write an example of a scientific article using LaTex.


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