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Applied Computational Genomics Course

Brian Fristensky frist at cc.umanitoba.ca
Thu Nov 13 04:13:39 EST 2003

Genome Canada 
Applied Computational Genomics Course (ACGC)
November 29th - December 7th, 2003
Toronto, Ontario


Bioinformatics for Genome-scale projects as well as bioinformatics in the 
post-genomic era are both characterized by the need to analyze more than one 
sequence at a time and run analyses more than once. While many Web-based tools 
are available to the wet-lab researcher, the Web is not well suited for tasks 
beyond single-sequence annotation. Researchers need to become productive in a 
UNIX-based environment with its wealth of scripting and automation tools. Even 
at an entry-level, this can be an intimidating task if proper guidance is not 

Within the Genome Canada Bioinformatics Platform we are working to empower 
researchers by teaching a hands-on course, outlining tried-and-proven
approaches as well as new developments, with a lecture component by a
panel of experts, and an integrated assignment component, 
to develop practical skills.

Topics include:

o  Strategies to address the challenge of post-genome computation and 
   available resources/services 
o  How to write scripts to automate use of sequence annotation tools 
   and resources 
o  How biological concepts are phrased in computational models and how such 
   models can be made operational in a database 
o  Analyzing a gene in its biological context and retrieving lists of 
   functionally related genes, i.e. interactors or co-regulated genes 
o  Retrieving datasets from public databases based on lists of functionally 
   related genes 
o  Strategies to discover correlations in biological data 
o  Visualization of results in the context of the genome and translation into 
   new hypotheses for experimental enquiry

For more information about this workshop or to download a registration form, 
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