Staden Package sequencing course

James Bonfield jkb at
Mon Aug 2 08:56:30 EST 1999

In October 21st to 23rd inclusively, there is a course entitled
"Sequence Project Management Using the Staden Package".

Full details may be found on:

A summary follows:

  The 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 automatated DNA sequencers.

  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, checking and editing contigs, and
  use of phred-style confidence values. 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.
James Bonfield (jkb at   Tel: 01223 402499   Fax: 01223 213556
Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH, England.
Also see Staden Package WWW site at

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