We will be offering two workshops, an introductory course that covers the essential data analysis tools in bioinformatics, and an advanced course for topics with more specialized research applications. The main objective of this workshop series is to provide an overview and hands-on experience in using the most commonly used data analysis tools. Major topics include using BLAST tools for database and remote homolog searching, pair-wise and multiple sequence alignments, microarray data analysis, genome analysis and assembly, SNP and SAGE data analysis, biological interaction network analysis, etc. Upon successful completion, students are expected to be able to apply these methods and tools to their research.

Proposed schedule:

Course-1: Introductory workshop on Bioinformatics

Course-2: Advanced workshop on Bioinformatics