All Tutorials

  • Tue Jul 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    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
    101
    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
    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 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
    402
    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.


  • Thu Jul 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    OpenMP is a parallel programming interface for shared memory architectures and is available on the IBM Regatta, IBM SP, and the SGI Altix. This workshop will help users better use OpenMP programming in high-performance computing by addressing the different aspects of OpenMP, such as parallel and worksharing constructs, data scope attribute clauses, and synchronization constructs. In addition, the new features in the OpenMP II standard will also be covered.


    A hands-on practice will follow the lecture. Provided examples will enable the users to insert OpenMP directives for different parallel tasks and data scope attribute clauses. The users are also encouraged to bring in their serial application codes. The User Support Staff will help you parallelize the code with OpenMP.


  • Wed Jul 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    CHARMM (Chemistry at HARvard Macromolecular Mechanics) is an academically and commercially distributed software for molecular dynamics (MD) simulations.


    It is used extensively to simulate the dynamic behavior of molecular and biomolecular systems as well as free energy calculations. This tutorial will cover the basic fundamental theory to MD simulation and how an MD simulation can be used to study the conformational dynamics of a biomolecular system. This tutorial will also show you how to write simple command files for doing a simple MD simulation and carry out a typical analysis in CHARMM.


  • Tue Jul 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    585
    Walter Library

    Tecplot is a software package for 2-D or 3-D visualization of technical data, obtained from analysis, experiments, and simulations.


    The objective of this tutorial is to teach users how to use Tecplot, especially its advanced features. This tutorial consists of two parts:

    1. A lecture to describe the capabilities of Tecplot.

    2. A hands-on part focusing on the use of this tool for your practical applications.

    Users are encouraged to contact Seema(seemaj@msi.umn.edu) to format their data to make the workshop more effective. Data sets will be available to use if you want to learn Tecplot, but do not have a dataset ready.


  • Mon Jul 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    402
    Walter Library

    GeneSpring is one of the most widely used microarray analysis software packages. Besides many analysis and statistic tools, it provides flexible normalization methods, and is powerful for both one-channel and two-channel data analysis. Gene annotation and gene ontology grouping is another strength of GeneSpring.


    This tutorial will demonstrate with test data how to use GeneSpring, including loading data, creating experiment, normalization, filtering, clustering, group comparisons, gene list Venn diagram, and gene ontology.


  • Thu Jul 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    101
    Walter Library

    Microarrays are becoming very popular and important tools for understanding gene expression. Proper interpretation of the results requires a reasonable understanding of the statistics involved in analyzing the data.


    This tutorial is designed to give an explanation of the necessary statistical concepts for interpreting the results from microarray experiments. We will incorporate the most frequently used tools in GeneData Expressionist to demonstrate and aid in understanding the statistics behind the tools.


    In the first section we will cover topics like viewing and describing data, such as histograms and box plots. We will also cover some topics in the basics of hypothesis testing and analysis of variance.


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

    The purpose of visualization is to analyze, understand and communicate information contained within computed data. There are various tools and techniques in computer graphics that enable raw data to be visualized in 2D-3D form.


    Amira is a powerful visualization software that enables data manipulation, geometry creation and viewing it in a meaningful format. This tutorial will introduce concepts in computational geometry, modeling, surfaces, volume rendering and measurements in Amira. It will also describe the modular approach in Amira to build a visualization framework for different scientific data types. The tutorial serves varying interest groups ranging from medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, material sciences, geophysics, astronomy and engineering.


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