Computational genomics fall course at Cold Spring Harbor

David_Stewart stewart at
Mon Jun 10 13:47:22 EST 1996

October 31 - November 5, 1996


William Pearson, University of Virginia
Randall Smith, Baylor College of Medicine

This course presents a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice 
of  computational methods for gene identification and characterization 
from DNA sequence data.  The course focuses on approaches to extracting 
the maximum amount of information from protein and DNA sequence 
similarity through sequence database searches, statistical analysis, 
multiple sequence alignment, and phylogenetic analysis.  Additional 
topics include gene recognition (exon/intron prediction), identifying 
signals in unaligned sequences, and integration of genetic and sequence 
information in biological databases.  The course combines lectures with 
hands-on exercises; students are encouraged to pose challenging sequence 
analysis problems using their own data.  The course is taught using Unix 
workstations, and participants are expected to be comfortable using the 
Unix operating system, programs, and a Unix text editor (programming 
knowledge is not required).  The course is ideal for biologists seeking 
advanced training in biological sequence analysis, computer core 
directors and staff for molecular biology or genetics resources, and for 
scientists in other disciplines, such as computer scientists, who wish 
to survey current research problems in biological sequence analysis.

Information about our courses and meetings and how to apply for this
course, fees, scholarships, how to get to Cold Spring Harbor etc, is
all available at our web site

Meetings & Courses
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
General info at ** general enquiries: 
meetings at ** fax 516 367 8845 ** tel 516 367 8346

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