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Bioinformatics Hack Night

  • Oct 17, 2013 · 6:00 PM

This evening we’ll change up our usual hack night by learning about bioinformatics. Biologists Dr. Dina Arvanitis and Dr. John Bechill will introduce us to some of the key concepts in bioinformatics and how they use them in their research. They’ll focus on understanding and interpreting DNA sequences.  We’ll try out some practical applications by working through relevant problems from Project Rosalind (rosalind.info). You can work on these problems in the language of your choice. 

No experience necessary! Everyone is welcome. 

Join us to learn more about biology and programing, meet people, and enjoy some some snacks and beverages.

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  • Colleen K.

    Very interesting talks! I checked out Rosalind.info when I got home & dreamed of DNA. ;)

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to see everyone yesterday! The websites mentioned in the talks where scientists get bioinformatics information from are: For DNA sequence retrieval
    GenBank
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/

    For DNA sequence alignment:
    ClustalW: Between several sequences
    http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Tools/msa/clustalw2/
    Blast: Between your sequence and a sequence in GenBank
    http://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi

    and for virology:

    http://www.biovirus.org/
    http://www.tree-puzzle.de/

    October 18, 2013

  • Alice C.

    Unfortunately I have to attend my biostats class next Thurs. Is it possible to obtain notes from bioinformatics session?

    October 17, 2013

  • Debra

    I unfortunately, can not attend.

    October 17, 2013

  • Jill

    FYI - coursera.org Bioinformatics Algorithms course starts Oct 21. Free class and you will have the opportunity to participate in real, open research projects with leading bioinformaticians at UC-SanDiego ...

    2 · October 12, 2013

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