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Online Hopkins Bioinformatics Summer Course

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Sat May 18 14:46:14 EST 2002

Hello Scientists,

My apologies for cross-posting.

I am writing in the hope that there are those among you seeking a
bioinformatics basics course; Hopkins is offering an undergraduate
version of its graduate Bioinformatics "Computers in Molecular
Biology" course. (For degree seekers, most universities will accept
Hopkins' credits.)


Bioinformatics: Computers in Molecular Biology is a great teaching
tool for scientists who do not have the bioinformatics data retrieval
and analysis skills they need.

The instructor is Bob Lessick, who earned his Ph.D. from Hopkins,
works in data analysis and retrieval, and is a seasoned online
instructor. The TA is Evan Thompson, an NIH Bioinformatics scientist
and Hopkins Ph.D. candidate.

Computers in Molecular Biology 020.120 (N)
Retrieval and analysis of electronic information are essential in
today's research environment. This course explores the theory and
practice of molecular database searching and sequence alignment and
introduces students to integrated information retrieval and analysis.
It covers databases and Internet access, sequence homology searching
and multiple alignment, and sequence motif analysis. Classes are held
n the computer lab and include analysis of software setup and usage,
sequence analysis over the Internet, and the interpretation of
results. Some acquaintance with computers is required.

Prerequisites: 020.151 General Biology, or 020.130 Introduction to
Biological Molecules, or AP Biology (score of 4 or 5); 020.305
Biochemistry recommended
Second Term: July 1 to August 9 on-line
$1490 3 credits Lessick

I would be delighted to speak with anyone with questions, and would
take any advice as to whom to contact. Although we have run this
course successfully at the gradute level numerous terms, this is our
first undergraduate level offering!

Sadhya Moss
Manager, Online Education
Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Advanced and Summer Programs
410-516-5554   *   sadhya at jhu.edu


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