All Tutorials

  • Thu Jun 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cargill Building

    Nucleic acid and protein are the sequential molecules that consist of four nucleotides and about 20 amino acids, respectively. Information encoded in the sequence is the foundation for DNA, RNA, and protein function. Database searching and sequence alignment analysis may reveal important functional clues for your target molecules.

    The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

    1) Sequence database resources and sequence retrieval

    2) Base call and DNA sequencing quality control for raw data

    3) Pairwise alignments and database searches using BLAST

    4) Multiple sequence alignment techniques

    5) Conserved patterns and motifs

  • Wed Jun 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Walter Library

    HOMOLOGY is a module within a commercially available software package called INSIGHTII. It is used to help build the structure of a protein by comparing its amino acid sequence with other homologous reference proteins whose atomic structures are known.

    When the sequence region of two proteins share a high level of sequence similarity, the conformations of these two regions are assumed to be conserved and the structure of the unknown protein is generated based on this reference protein structure.

    This tutorial will cover basic fundamental theory to HOMOLOGY as well as the basic procedure to generate protein structures from sequences using HOMOLOGY.

  • Tue Jun 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

  • Mon Jun 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Walter Library

    This tutorial is geared to new users and will provide an introduction to the facilities and computational resources of the Supercomputing Institute. All members of the technical user support staff will be introduced in order to facilitate assistance with all aspects of scientific computing and visualization at the Institute.