Training Course Announcement

Gary Williams x3294 gwilliam at crc.ac.uk
Fri Oct 5 08:39:41 EST 1990


                       MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
                   UK HUMAN GENOME MAPPING PROJECT
                       ONE DAY COMPUTING COURSES

AUTUMN 1990                                            HGMP Note 5
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The online computing service of the HGMP Resource Centre at Northwick
Park is now operational.  The service offers a wide variety of software
and databases in the fields of genetics and molecular biology.  It is
hoped that the service will include access to the Genome Data Base
(GDB).  Negotiations for a licence to run GDB are in progress with the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Johns Hopkins University Medical
School.  There are still technical (and political) problems to be
surmounted before GDB can be accessed using JANET.  OMIM and GBASE are,
however, already available.

In order to familiarise users with the new service as rapidly as
possible it is proposed to hold a number of one-day computing courses at
the Resource Centre.  These are in addition to the programme of five-day
courses which were started in Cambridge in 1990 and which will move to
Harrow in April 1991 (see HGMP Note 6).

The proposed one-day courses are as follows:-

INTRODUCTION TO HGMP COMPUTING FACILITY
Alex Telford and Gary Williams (MRC CRC)
5 November, 19 November, 3 December

GENOME DATA BASE
Mary Jennings and Julia White (ICRF)
6 November, 20 November, 4 December

The courses will start at 10.30 and will finish at 17.00.  Lunch may be
purchased at Northwick Park Hospital canteen.  No previous computing
experience is necessary but participants are expected to have the
necessary biological knowledge.  The courses will be subject to
cancellation if there is insufficient demand.  Further one-day courses
will be mounted in 1991 if there is sufficient demand.

Anyone wishing to stay overnight, to attend both courses, will have to
make their own arrangements.

To register for courses please apply to:

        Mrs. Christine Bates
        HGMP Resource Centre
        Clinical Research Centre
        Watford Road
        Harrow, Middlesex, UK. HA1 3UJ.
        Tel: 081 869 3446
        Fax: 081 869 3807

These courses are free to registered HGMP users.  There is a 200 Pound per
course charge for others.  For details of HGMP registration please apply
to Christine Bates.

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                       MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
                   UK HUMAN GENOME MAPPING PROJECT
                       ONE DAY COMPUTING COURSES

AUTUMN 1990                                            HGMP Note 6
------------------------------------------------------------------

The online computing service of the HGMP Resource Centre at Northwick
Park, Harrow, is now operational.  The service offers a wide variety of
software and databases in the fields of genetics and molecular biology.
One day introductory courses to the use of the facility are available
(see HGMP Note 5).  In addition we are offering a number of five-day
residential courses in 1991.  These courses assume little previous
computing experience but do assume familiarity with the biological
subject matter.  Courses are of a highly practical nature providing
hands-on experience.

Course programme:

Day 1.  INTRODUCTORY MODULE.
Introduction to the HGRC Computing Facility.
Alex Telford and Gary Williams

Days 2-3.  LINKAGE AND CHROMOSOME MAPPING MODULE.
Human genetic linkage analysis.  Microbial Strain Data Network (MSDN).
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM).  Genome Data Base (GDB:
human chromosome mapping).  GBASE (mouse chromosome mapping).
Steve Bryant, John Yates, Elaine Ross, Martin Evans, Mary Jennings,
Julia White

Days 4-5.  SEQUENCE ANALYSIS MODULE.
Sequence database searching.  Multiple sequence alignment and
evolutionary studies.  Prediction of function from DNA and protein
sequences.
Michelle Ginsburg, Martin Bishop, Rodger Staden, David Judge, Charlie
Hodgman, Cyrus Chothia

Dates of the courses:
Cambridge:  7-11  January 1991
Harrow:     2-5   April 1991 (4 days only, no Introductory Module)
            8-12  April 1991
            1-5   July 1991
            8-12  July 1991
            15-19 July 1991

Course participants have in the past found it useful to attend all
modules.  However, there may be some flexibility with regard to
attendance at selected modules rather than the whole course.

Courses start at 09.30 and end at 17.30, except that the 2-5 April
course will omit the Introductory Module and will start at 10.30.
Accommodation in Harrow will be provided at Harrow School and transport
will be available between the School and the Resource Centre.

To register for the courses please apply to:

     Mrs Christine Bates
     HGMP Resource Centre
     Clinical Research Centre
     Watford Road,
     Harrow, Middlesex, UK.  HA1 3UJ.
     Tel: 081 869 3446
     Fax: 081 869 3807

These courses are free to registered HGMP users (there will be a charge
of 30.00 Pounds per night for dinner, bed and breakfast at Harrow
School).  Others will be subject to a charge of 200 Pounds for the
Introductory Module and 400 Pounds for each of the other modules (plus
the charge for any board and lodging).

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