5th Annual BTCI Summer Bioinformatics Workshops in Madison

Jeffrey Blanchard jlb at ncgr.org
Wed Apr 30 16:51:47 EST 2003


This summer two one-week Bioinformatics Workshops will be offered.  For
further details and registration see www.btci.org


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Computational Approaches to Analyzing Gene Expression Data

Goals & Objectives: Microarray technology is creating exciting new
experimental opportunities and uses in medical diagnostics.  To effectively
use this data biologists will need to incorporate techniques from
statistics, bioinformatics and computer science into their tool kits. This
"hands on" computer course will include modules on microarray technology,
experimental design, data management, statistics, data mining techniques,
diagnostics, arrays as a phenotype, using prior knowledge to constrain
analyses and modeling techniques.  It is geared for people in molecular
biology lab groups and mathematical or computation scientists entering
the field of bioinformatics.   Instructors will include bench scientists,
bioinformaticians, statisticians and computer scientists.

Instructors:

Susan Atlas, Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Jeff Blanchard, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Jeremy Glasner, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Marty Hessner, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin

Christina Kendziorski, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephanie Monks, Ph.D., University of Washington, Rosetta Inpharmatics

Todd Peterson, M.S., National Center for Genome Resources

Tomas Prolla, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brian Yandell, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


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Techniques in Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomics

Goals & Objectives: This five-day intensive computer laboratory course is
designed to help participants construct a working library of bioinformatic
tools and resources. The format will combine lectures and interactive
problem-solving sessions with each participant working individually at a
computer. The flow of the course will move from traditional sequence
analysis techniques to the opportunities afforded by large-scale genomic
information. Afternoon research seminars by the instructors will sample
academic and private sector visions of bioinformatics and highlight creative
approaches to utilizing genomic data.

Instructors:

Jeff Blanchard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of
Massachusetts-Amherst

Jeremy Glasner, Ph.D., Research Associate, University of Wisconsin

Bob Mau, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin

Ann Palmenberg, Ph.D., Professor, Institute for Molecular Virology,
Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin

Nicole Perna, Ph.D.,Assistant Professor, Animal Health and Biomedical
Sciences, School of Veterinary Science, University of Wisconsin

Anne Marie Quinn, M.S., Application Scientist for Bioinformatics, Accelrys

Jean-Yves Sgro, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Institute for Molecular
Virology, University of Wisconsin

Michael Slater, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Promega Corporation


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The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI) is a non-profit,
tax exempt, independent organization, which shares the BioPharmaceutical
Technology Center (BTC) with Promega Corporation. Located in Madison,
Wisconsin, more than 20,000 square feet of the BTC is designated for
educational, scientific and cultural purposes. This includes a 291-seat
auditorium, meeting rooms, classrooms, and laboratories for supporting
biotechnology training and education. As indicated in its Statement of
Purpose, BTCI exists to:

* Offertraining in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical manufacturing;
* Promotethe exchange of information between industry, educators and the
generalpublic;
* Supportthe development of high technology industries;
* Facilitatescience, technology, nature discovery and arts programs for
children andyoung adults;
* Encouragegreater understanding of the creative process;
* Enablecommunity organizations to offer educational and cultural programs.

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