[Bioperl-l] Computational and Comparative Genomics Course - July 15 Deadline

William R. Pearson wrp at virginia.edu
Tue Jul 12 12:41:41 EDT 2005

Course announcement - Application deadline, July 15, 2005


Cold Spring Harbor
November 2 - 8, 2005
Application Deadline: July 15, 2005


Pearson, William, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Smith, Randall, Ph.D., SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, King of
Prussia, PA

Beyond BLAST and FASTA - Alignment: from proteins to genomes - This
course presents a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of
computational methods for extracting the maximum amount of information
from protein and DNA sequence similarity through sequence database
searches, statistical analysis, and multiple sequence alignment, and
genome scale alignment. Additional topics include gene finding,
dentifying signals in unaligned sequences, 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 makes extensive use of local WWW pages to present
problem sets and the computing tools to solve them. Students use
Windows and Mac workstations attached to a UNIX server; participants
should be comfortable using the Unix operating system and a Unix text

The course is designed for biologists seeking advanced training in
biological sequence analysis, computational biology core resource
directors and staff, and for scientists in other disciplines, such as
computer science, who wish to survey current research problems in
biological sequence analysis and comparative genomics.

The primary focus of the Computational and Comparative Genomics Course
is the theory and practice of algorithms used in computational
biology, with the goal of using current methods more effectively and
developing new algorithms. Cold Spring Harbor also offers an Advanced
Bioinformatics Programming course, which focuses more on software

Over the past few years, the course has been expanded to cover more
algorithms and exercises on comparative genomics and genome databases.

For additional information and the lecture schedule and problem sets
for the 2004 course, see:



To apply to the course, fill out the form at:



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