VSU Department of Biology WORKSHOPS Page
Welcome to the VSU Dept of Biology's Workshops Page!
This page provides information for workshops hosted by the Dept of Biology at Virginia State University.
BIOINFORMATICS WORKSHOP 2010
This special workshop features hands-on sessions that will introduce participants to the basic principles and practices of bioinformatics. Upon completion participants will have a working knowledge of the methods, tools and databases commonly used in the genomics field.
Date: Friday, 05/14/2009
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Engineering Building, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA 23806
9:00 - 9:30, Rm 204 - Introductory Address
9:30 - 11:30, Rm 205 - SESSION 1: Investigating Proteins: A Bioinformatics Approach
Description: Understanding how proteins assemble, fold, and function within cells is a fundamental concept in biology. In these workshop we will see how bioinformatic tools can be used to explore not only the structure and function of proteins but also how comparative protein alignments provide evidence for molecular evolution.
Presenter: Dr. Diane Shakes, Associate Professor, Dept of Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
10:30 - 12:00, Rm 305 -SESSION 2: All You Need to Teach Bioinformatics in the Classroom
Description: Whether you teach biology at the high school, community college, or undergraduate level, the tools you need to include bioinformatics in your lesson plan are probably already available to you. Here we’ll cover the basic tools for simple sequence searches and phylogenetics and how you can access them for free.
Presenter: Dr. Glenn Harris, Associate Professor, Dept of Biology, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
1:00 - 2:50, Rm 205 -SESSION 3: Bioinformatics and its Application in Agriculture
Description: This session will cover the brief introduction of bioinformatics and some useful databases for agricultural research. Then the session will focus on how to use these databases to accelerate our understanding of agriculture related problems and use it to improve agricultural production.
Presenter: Dr. Michelle Corley, Associate Professor, Agriculture Research Station, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
2:00 - 3:50, Rm 305 -SESSION 4: Building a Bioinformatics Database
Description: Ever wanted to know how a biological database works? This session will introduce the basic concepts of biological databases and how they’re used today. Instructions will be given for participants to build their own database during the hands-on exercise.
Presenter: Dr. Hui Qing (Helen) Yang, Associate Professor, Dept of Math & Computer Science, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
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All who RSVP will receive a FREE bioinformatics kit with handouts and lesson plans and FREE LUNCH!