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Sixth Course on Introduction to Sequence Analysis 2013

The CNIO Bioinformatics Unit is organising a Sixth Course on  Introduction to Sequence Analysis, to be held on Wednesday, March 20th  2013, at the Legado Clotilde Jiménez room, 3rd floor.

The course is limited to 15 people. 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 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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