GMU Bioinformatics Workshop

Glenda Wilson gwilson1 at
Thu Jul 5 19:21:38 EST 2001

George Mason University
School of Computational Sciences at Prince William
Manassas, VA

DNA Sequence Project Management with the Staden Package Workshop

August 6-8, 2001.

This three day, hands-on computer laboratory bioinformatics course is
designed to provide an introduction to the use of the latest version of
programs produced by Rodger Staden's group for the management of
large-scale DNA sequencing projects. The course is very practical.
Participants will be guided through exercises during which they will
process a substantial set of sequence data obtained from an ABI
automated DNA sequencers. The output from other makes of automatic
sequencer may also be processed by these programs, as can data generated
by manual sequencing methods.

The programs are also suitable for small scale projects. In the course
of the three days we will cover setting up of a new sequencing project,
pre-processing data generated by automatic sequencers, creating
sequencing project databases, automatic assembly of batches of reads
into contigs, and checking and editing contigs. Checking will include
examination of the traces for conflicting readings, searches for
repeated sequences and analysis of the relative positions of readings
derived from the same template.

Instructors: James Bonfield, MRC-LMB
             David Judge, Cambridge University

Cost: $900.00 for a three day lecture and computer course.
Registration fee includes continental breakfast and catered lunch. Hotel
accommodations are not included in the registration fee. Multiple
Attendance Discount are available.

CEU Credits: 2.1 Continuing Education Units may be obtained and are
available upon request

Please visit our web site at: or
directly from Glenda Wilson, Professional Training and Education
Coordinator, George Mason University, School of Computational Sciences
at Prince William, MSN 4E3, Manassas, VA  20110 email:  gwilson1 at

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