[Immunology] Introduction to Bioinformatics, October 2009

Heather Vincent via immuno%40net.bio.net (by Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk)
Tue Aug 25 01:55:45 EST 2009

The online course, Introduction to Bioinformatics, is designed to
provide professional development for biologists working in a wide range
of different areas.  For example, it would be suitable for anyone with
an interest in immunological bioinformatics or systems immunology.
Students successfully completing the assessments will receive a
certificate from The University of Manchester.

As for all our distance courses, teaching is delivered in a Virtual 
Learning Environment that allows us to extend the classroom into the 
web.  We use a range of tools to support our online teaching activities.

Teaching and learning are focussed around tutor-supported exercises.  In
this course, participants work together on the interpretation of their
results, before receiving feedback from the course tutor.

Week 1          	Introduction to distance learning
                 	Bioinformatics as a knowledge-based discipline

Weeks 2 and 3       	Introduction to the sequence databases
                 	Quality, redundancy and annotation
                 	Sequence retrieval exercise and group discussion

Weeks 4 and 5       	Nucleic acid sequence analysis

Weeks 6 and 7       	Independent research and assessment

Weeks 8 and 9       	Sequence alignment and database search

Weeks 10 and 11        	Protein function prediction.

Weeks 12 and 13        	Protein structure prediction
                 	Practical exercise and group discussion

Weeks 14 to 16        	Independent research for the second assessment

You will find information on all our courses, including fees and a link
to the online application form, here :
http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/index.html  If you have any
questions, or need advice on the module options, please contact
Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk

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