Bioinformatics Workshop - June 21, 2013
The RI-INBRE Bioinformatics Core organizes a bioinformatics workshop on Friday, June 21st, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Two topics will be covered in this workshop:
1. 9:00 - 10:30 AM Molecular Modeling using AutoDock 4.x: The Basics (By Dr. Roberta S. King)
This workshop, led by Dr. Roberta King, will introduce the use of the major molecular docking program Autodock 4 for biomedical scientists.
Two major learning goals will be addressed: (1) thescope of projects suitable for analysis with Autodock 4, and (2) the tedious activities
absolutely necessary for starting a project. Examples of prior and current research conducted at URI will be described. Accessory software
for setup and analysis will also be covered. More advanced workshop/s may be offered in the future with audience interest.
Interested students are eligible for enrollment in the Fall 2013 course, BPS455/555 Protein Molecular Modeling for Biomedical Sciences, 3 credits.
2. 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Mathematica for Bioinfomratics (By Dr. Lubos Thoma)
We will present an introduction to programming using Mathematica with focus on bioinformatics.
The goal of this workshop is to highlight the usefulness of Mathematica in bioinformatics. We will
stress the simplicity of performing common bioinformatics tasks: text manipulation, working with
and analyzing biological sequences (for example comparing sequences, sequence allignment,
dotplot), and phylogenetic trees (time permitting). No prior experience in programming required.
This workshop will be held in a computer lab with the required software installed on the machines.
If you have any question, please contact the Bioinformatics Core Coordinator Dr. Hany Alashwal at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Space is limited, therefore RI-INBRE will only be able to accommodate the first 20 registrants for the workshop.
A series of Bioinformatics workshops will follow covering topics of greater interest to the research community at the University of Rhode Island and other RI-INBRE institutions.