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EDUCATION: Spring and Summer Bioinformatics Courses and Workshops


The National Resource for Cell Analysis and Modeling is sponsoring the fourth annual Virtual Cell Short Course at the University of Connecticut Health Center June 9-11. The hands-on course is designed to enable cell biologists and biophysicists to develop a Virtual Cell model of experimental systems. Course instructors include Leslie Loew, Jim Schaff, Boris Slepchenko, John Wagner, John Carson, Ion Moraru, Frank Morgan, Mark Terasaki, Daniel Lucio, Anu Lakshminarayana, and Ann Cowan.

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Genome Canada’s Bioinformatics Platform Project is holding an Applied Computational Genomics Course June 7-15 in Calgary, Alberta. Topics include setting up and configuring a workstation for bioinformatics work in a Linux environment, the use of sequence annotation tools and resources in a scripted Linux environment, and the creation of computational models for biological concepts.

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The University of California Berkeley Extension Engineering Department is hosting a course entitled, “Bioinformatics: Key to a New Biology,” June 19-20. The course is intended for engineers and managers who would benefit from a better understanding of biology and new computational tools in biology, such as those who deal with clients in the biotechnology arena, or who are interested in learning how and where new scientific contributions from computer scientists and engineers can be applied.

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Warsaw University is offering its third International Summer School on Computational Biology in Warsaw, Poland, Aug. 31-Sept. 5. The program will be addressed to PhD students and other researchers with a background in computer science, mathematics, physics, biology, or chemistry who want to learn the principles of computational biology. No particular knowledge of molecular biology will be assumed from the participants.

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