All Tutorials

  • 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.


  • Tue Nov 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    In today's post-genome era, scientists are trying to understand the millions of interrelations between proteins, small molecules, and phenotypes. BioPathways' Analysis tools in conjunction with biological knowledge databases provide a powerful computational solution to this problem.


    This tutorial will review and demo several biopathway tools and databases.


  • Thu Oct 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    VOLOCITY is an interactive volume visualization system for 3D and 4D biomedical data.


    This tutorial will introduce users to several features of VOLOCITY modules. It will demonstrate practical applications for image analysis, segmentation, object classification, quantitation, and tracking of biological structures in 2D, 3D and 4D. The Movie Sequencer authoring tool that enables creation of volume animation templates will also be shown.


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

    S+ArrayAnalyzer is an S-PLUS module that was developed by Insightful Corporation. It is a powerful tool for analyzing Affymetrix MAS 5, CHP, and CEL data and two-channel microarray data.


    This tutorial will demonstrate how to use its user friendly GUI to import data and to initiate a statistical analysis through the menu (or the command line).


  • Thu Oct 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Microarray technology is a new high-throughput system for gene expression detections. It is becoming a routine experimental technique for life science research.


    This tutorial will give an overview of the different stages of this technology including gene chip, data acquisition, data normalization, data analysis, and gene list interpretation.


  • Tue Oct 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    405
    Walter Library

    Building a web interface for your database will expand the use of the database. A web-based database is more convenient for viewing and sharing data, especially in the field of bioinformatics. This tutorial will introduce how to build a web database using CGI/PERL and PHP in the Unix environment. It will cover the dynamic web page development using CGI or PHP, as well as how to connect databases such as Oracle and mySQL using DBI. SQL will also be introduced in the tutorial.


  • Mon Oct 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    138
    Cargill Building

    Oracle is one of most widely used software packages for database management. It is a high performance, scalable, and reliable system for data storage, retrieval, and analysis. Many large-scale applications have been developed using Oracle as a backend database service.


    This tutorial will be a mixture of lecture and hands-on practice.


    We will cover the following:


    1): Data and database concepts


    2): Overview of Oracle

    3): SQL and PL/SQL

    4): Basic database and table creation

    5): Data manipulation - select/insert/update/delete statements


  • Tue Oct 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    Molecular modeling is a general term that covers a wide range of molecular graphics and computational chemistry techniques that are used to build, display, manipulate, simulate, and calculate molecular properties. InsightII is a graphic user interface that acts as a front end to many of these molecular modeling tools.


    This tutorial covers the basic biomolecular molecular building and visualization features within InsightII, in addition to demonstrating its interface to some of its molecular modeling modules.


  • Thu Oct 7, 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 well-selected 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.


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