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4th Course on Introduction To Sequence Analysis

The CNIO Bioinformatics Unit is organising a Fourth Course on Introduction to Sequence Analysis, to be held on Wednesday, March 9th 2011, at the Legado Clotilde Jiménez room, 3rd floor.

The course is limited to 15 persons. Laptop computers will be provided to the attendants. Please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) in advance if you wish to attend the course.

Over the last ten years the amount of biological sequence data available to researchers has increased by several orders of magnitude, and complete genome sequences (nearly nonexistent ten years ago) have become commonplace. Some techniques involved in analyzing nucleotide and amino acid sequences (e.g. BLAST) have become so commonly used in molecular biology that their names have become verbs. This introductory course is aimed at biologists with little or no previous experience, but also at those users who wish to know more about the methods underlying computational sequence analysis tools. Learn how to use the tools at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI/EMBL) to find out more about your nucleotide and protein sequences. You will be guided through a series of exercises using sample fragments of sequence. To gain more information about these sequences, you will use a variety of tools to compare the sequences to databases to analyse them.

  • Osvaldo Graña & Daniel Rico, Bioinformatics Unit (CNIO)

Course Agenda
  • 9:00 Introduction
  • 9:15 Checking for vector contamination
  • 9:45 Searching for similarity with nucleotide sequences

  • 10:30 Coffee break

  • 10:45 Translating DNA/RNA into protein
  • 11:15 Searching for protein similarity with amino acid sequences
  • 11:45 Pairwise alignment methods
  • 12:30 Multiple sequence alignments

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:30 Protein families databases
  • 15:15 Transcription factor binding sites

  • 15:45 Coffee break

  • 16:00 Promoter sequence alignment
  • 17:00 Finish
[Nucleotide sequence analysis] [Protein sequence analysis] [Transcription Factor binding site analysis] [Promoter sequence alignment]

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