All Tutorials

  • Wed Sep 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    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 becoming comfortable working in the Unix/Linux environment and 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.

  • Tue Aug 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    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 processing and normalization with Bioconductor.

  • Thu Aug 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Walter Library

    MATLAB is an integrated technical computing environment that combines numerical computation, graphics and visualization, and a high-level programming language. MATLAB includes hundreds of functions for data analysis and visualization, numeric and symbolic computation engineering, and scientific graphics modeling, and simulation.

    This tutorial will introduce researchers to the basic Matlab syntax and matrix operations. More attention will be on the use of Matlab as a visualization tool. This tutorial consists of an 80-minute lecture and an optional 1-hour hands-on session focusing on the use of Matlab.

  • Wed Aug 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Nils Hasselmo Hall (NHH)

    The Basic Sciences Computing Laboratory has recently expanded its visualization capabilities. The new equipment acquired by the lab includes a 48-processor SGI Altix server, a 16-processor SGI Onyx4 system, and a 60"x48" VizEveryWhere visualization system.

    This tutorial will focus on the visualization features of Onyx4 and VizEveryWhere systems. We will describe how the system works, its capabilities, and how to get started utilizing this new resource.

  • Thu Jul 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
    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.

  • Wed Jul 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cargill Building

    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.

    PathwayAssist is a piece of commercial pathway analysis software. It can help analyze the biological association networks of a given gene list. The database built-in with this system can be enriched by importing Public pathway databases or extracting text facts from pubmed.

    This tutorial will demonstrate the functionalities of this software.

  • Tue Jul 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Walter Library

    This tutorial will give an overview of the movie creation process in Final Cut Pro, starting from capture of digital video, editing and finally printing on your media. The tutorial will include a lecture and demonstration of how to prepare your clips for import, file formats and conversions, and setting up sequences.

    The tutorial will cover basic video editing skills such as putting scenes in order, creating transitions and cuts, and other kinds of editing to put together a project. Simple techniques of adding audio to make your presentations self-explanatory by audio clips and recording a voiceover will also be shown.

  • Thu Jul 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Walter Library

    Building a web interface for your database will expand the use of your 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.

  • Wed Jul 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    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 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 scientific article using LaTex.

  • Tue Jul 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Walter Library

    From the Web to PowerPoint presentations, animations and graphics are powerful collaboration and research tools. This tutorial will introduce some powerful tools for generating high-quality molecular images and animations for both the biologist and chemist. We will focus on the AMIRA program for producing and manipulating molecular pictures and various tools for generating animations from the created images.