date_range Starts on June 9, 2014
event_note End date July 14, 2014
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assignment Level : Introductive
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What makes bioinformatics education exciting is that people of a variety of education levels can get started quickly, with just a computer and internet access.

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Week 1: Biological Databases

·         Database Structure

·         Searching PubMed

·         The NCBI Public Sequence Database

·         Sequence Retrieval

Week 2 - BLAST and Sequence Alignment

·         Pairwise Sequence Alignment

·         BLAST, Database Searches

·         Assessing Homology

Week 3 – Protein Bioinformatics

·         Determining Molecular Weight, Isoelectric Point

·         Predicting Secondary Structure

·         The PDB Database

·         Prosite Domain searches

·         Predicting Cellular Localization

Week 4 – Prokaryotic Genomes

·         Bacterial Gene Prediction

·         Prokaryotic Gene Structure

·         Viruses

Week 5 – Eukaryotic Genomes, Human Variation

·         Eukaryotic Gene Structure

·         Ensembl Database

·         Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

·         DNA Fingerprinting



  • Bob Lessick - Center for Biotechnology Education

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