Bioinformatics: Life Sciences on Your Computer

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Week 1: Biological Databases

·        DatabaseStructure

·        SearchingPubMed

·        TheNCBI Public Sequence Database

·        SequenceRetrieval

Week 2 - BLAST and SequenceAlignment

·        PairwiseSequence Alignment

·        BLAST,Database Searches

·        AssessingHomology

Week 3 – Protein Bioinformatics

·        DeterminingMolecular Weight, Isoelectric Point

·        PredictingSecondary Structure

·        ThePDB Database

·        PrositeDomain searches

·        PredictingCellular Localization

Week 4 – Prokaryotic Genomes

·        BacterialGene Prediction

·        ProkaryoticGene Structure

·        Viruses

Week 5 – Eukaryotic Genomes,Human Variation

·        EukaryoticGene Structure

·        EnsemblDatabase

·        SingleNucleotide Polymorphisms

·        DNAFingerprinting




  • Bob Lessick - Center for Biotechnology Education


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