Forthcoming Workshop

Bill Sofer SOFER at BIOVAX.RUTGERS.EDU
Mon Apr 16 10:48:00 EST 1990


      The Waksman Institute - Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
              The Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
                             and
            The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


                    are offering the following workshop:

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Macintosh Programs for Simulated Gene Manipulation and Analysis
                A One-Day Wokshop, May 21, 1990

PURPOSE
     This one-day workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers
and teachers to learn to use Apple Computer's Macintosh microcomputer
for simulating gene constructions and for analysis of DNA and protein
sequences. The workshop will consist of two half-day sessions, each of
which will be devoted to a specific program. Each program will be intro-
duced by a lecture and followed by a hands-on practice session. There will
be one computer for every two participants in the course.
     The workshop is designed for anyone who is reasonably familiar with
the Macintosh and who understands the basic concepts of gene manipulation
and DNA and protein sequence analysis.

PROGRAM CONTENT
Workshop I. Gene Construction Kit
Faculty: Dr. Robert Gross
Professor of Biology and Molecular Genetics
Department of Biology
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

This workshop will take the user through a typical construction project
using Gene Construction Kit. Topics covered will include: making linear
and circular constructs; cutting and pasting restriction fragments;
automatically tracking construct history; creating formatted sequence 
listings; creating illustrations containing multiple constructs suitable
for publication; and analyzing results by studying predicted electro-
phoresis patterns.

Workshop II. LASERGENE
Dr. Michael R. Slater
Senior Scientist
DNASTAR, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin

LASERGENE provides the tools to analyze DNA and protein sequence data
rapidly. Some of its functions include: restriction mapping; translation
and reverse translation; protein and DNA sequence editing; protein and 
DNA sequence alignment; and sequence project management. The last topic
will include gel assembly (the construction of "melds" and "contigs").
DNASTAR will also demonstrate its Seq-Easy II Digitizer for inputting
data from sequence or restriction fragment gels.

SCHEDULE
May 21, 1990
8:30		Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 12:30	Workshop I
12:30 - 1:30	Lunch
1:30  - 5:00	Workshop II

LOCATION
Waksman Institute
Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
Hoes Lane and Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08855-0759

ATTENDANCE AND REGISTRATION
Attendance will be limited to 20. To reserve a space or for
additional information, contact Lorel Nichol, Continuing Professional
Education Program, at 201-932-3060.

A registration form and fee of $125 must be received in advance of the
program date. This fee covers  course admission, workshop materials,
and lunch. A list of hotels and motels in the area will be forwarded
with confirmation of registration.

We thank Apple Computer, Inc., for the loan of equipment for this workshop.
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