WHO/TDR

Introduction to Bioinformatics
Jan 31-Feb 4, 2005; Feb 21-25, 2005
Trường Ðại học Y dược TP. Hồ Chí Minh
(The University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Hochiminh City)
Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam

MRTC

Course Schedule

Last Updated: Sunday, November 6, 2005 12:46 PM (TPHCM GMT+7)

Week1 MonJan31 TueFeb01 WedFeb02 ThuFeb03 FriFeb04 SatFeb05 SunFeb06
Week2:
Vietnamese Lunar New Year - Chuc Mung Nam Moi
Week3:
Self Study - Reading Assignment
Week4: MonFeb21 TueFeb22 WedFeb23 ThuFeb24 FriFeb25 XXXX XXXXX

All changes from the printed version will be in red.

Proposed Lecture Topics

Venue: Conf Room: Thư viện ÐHYD thuộc trường ÐHYD TpHCM

Day 1: Mon, Jan 31, 2005 Venue
07:30-08:30 Registration Conf Rm
08:30-08:45 Welcome Remarks Conf. Room
08:45-09:15 Participation Introduction Conf. Room
09:15-09:30 General Course Logistics Conf. Room
09:35-09:45 Short Break  
09:45-10:45 Lecture: General overview: Molecular Biology Basics Conf. Room
10:45-11:00 Break/Questions & Answers  
11:00-12:00 Lecture: General overview: Bioinformatics Conf. Room
  Homework/Reading Assignment  
  Reading Assignment  

Day 2: Tue, Feb 1, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:30 Lecture: Sequence Databases Conf. Room
09:30-10:00 Break/Questions & Answers Conf. Room
10:00-12:30 Practical: Sequence Databases Conf Room
  Reading Assignment  

Day 3: Wed, Feb 2, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:30 Lecture: Mapping Databases
Lecture: Information Retrieval from Biological Databases
Conf Room
09:30-10:00 Break/Questions & Answers Conf. Room
10:00-12:30 Practical: Mapping Databases
Practical: Information Retrieval from Biological Databases
Conf Room
  Reading Assignment  

Day 4: Thu, Feb 3, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:30 Lecture: Genomic Databases Conf Room
09:30-10:00 Break/Questions & Answers Conf. Room
10:00-12:30 Practical: Genomic Databases Conf Room
  Reading Assignment  

Day 5: Fri, Feb 4, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:30 Lecture: Assessing Pairwise Sequence Similarity: BLAST and FASTA Conf Room
09:30-10:00 Break/Questions & Answers Conf. Room
10:00-12:30 Practical: Assessing Pairwise Sequence Similarity: BLAST and FASTA Conf Room
  Reading Assignment  

Day 6: Mon, Feb 21, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:30 Review_20050221 from last week --> PPT
Lecture: Predictive Methods using DNA Sequences
Conf Room
09:30-10:00 Break/Questions & Answers Conf. Room
10:00-12:30 Practical: Predictive Methods using DNA Sequences Conf Room
  Reading Assignment  

Day 7: Tue, Feb 22, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:30 Lecture: Sequence Polymorphism Conf Room
09:30-10:00 Group Picture
Break/Questions & Answers
Conf. Room
10:00-12:30 Practical: Sequence Polymorphism Conf Room
  Reading Assignment  

Day 8: Wed, Feb 23, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:30 Lecture: Predictive Methods using Protein Sequences
Lecture: NCBI Structural Tools (self study)
Conf Room
09:30-10:00 Break/Questions & Answers Conf. Room
10:00-12:30 Practical: Predictive Methods using Protein Sequences
Practical: NCBI Structural Tools (self study)
Conf Room
  Reading Assignment  

Day 9: Thu, Feb 24, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:30 Lecture: Assessing Pairwise Sequence Similarity: BLAST and FASTA (more on interpretation) Conf Room
09:30-10:00 Break/Questions & Answers Conf. Room
10:00-12:00 Practical: Assessing Pairwise Sequence Similarity: BLAST and FASTA (more on interpretation) Conf Room
12:00-12:30 Questions and Answer Conference Room
  Reading Assignment  

Day 10: Fri, Feb 25, 2005 Venue
08:00-09:00 Lecture: Primer Design Conf Room
09:00-09:15 Break/Questions & Answers Conf. Room
09:15-11:00 Practical: Primer Design Conf Room
11:00-11:30 Participant Certificate Ceremony --> Pictures  
11:30-13:00 Group Lunch --> Where? Đồng Khánh Restaurant on 2 Trần Hưng Đạo B Street, Quận 5 --> Pictures Conf Room
  Reading Assignment  

Proposed lecture topics:

  1. overview: molecular biology review and bioinformatics (big picture view)
  2. sequence databases (chapt 1)
  3. mapping databases (chapt 2)
  4. information retrieval from biological databases (chapt 3)
  5. genomic databases (chapt 4)
  6. predictive methods using DNA sequences (chapt 5)
  7. sequence polymorphism (chapt 7)
  8. predictive methods using protein sequences (chapt 8) // added from original list
  9. assessing pairwise sequence similarity: BLAST and FASTA (chapt 11)
  10. creation and analysis of protein multiple sequence alignments (chapt 12) // OPTIONAL
  11. basic phylogenetic analysis (chapt 14) // removed from original list
  12. proteomics and protein identification (chapt 17) // removed from original list
  13. protein structure prediction and analysis (chapt 9) // considered originally, but may be too advance

 


Last updated: Sunday, November 6, 2005 12:46 PM (TPHCM Time GMT+7)