As part of the NHLBI
funded PGA programs, the BerkeleyPGA
organizes a regular course on using bioinformatics tools and
databases to study the comparative genomics of genes relevant
to heart, lung, and blood researchers.
The course covers an introduction into basic
sequence analysis tools and databases, sceptical usage of
annotated genome information, digging for additional information
on your favorite gene(s), and using the computational tools,
databases, and technologies developed by this PGA, such
as VISTA, a tool for comparative genome analysis, CVCGD,
a database of cardiovascular genes, SNP genotyping, and
You will learn the basics in a series of
lectures first thing in the morning, followed by a testimonial
presentation by a biologist using these tools. After lunch
you will have an opportunity to work in a computer lab to
hone your skills on examples and apply the tools to your
own favorite gene(s).
The next workshop is planned for this July. Information is available on the course website.
In 2003 courses are still scheduled for the week of November 3-7. 2003. To apply for this workshop please register online on the course website. Candidates are encouraged to submit their favorite gene(s) for comparative analysis using BerkeleyPGA resources prior to the workshop.
Priority access to the workshops will be given to investigators with funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and to those with planned research of interest to the NHLBI.
The fifth course was held February 24 - 28, 2003 at LBNL in Berkeley, CA. The sixth course was held during the week of May 12 - 16, 2003 at LBNL in Berkeley, CA. The agenda, slide presentations, and video from some of the lectures of the courses are available online.
The second course was held April 29 - May 3, 2002 at LBNL in Berkeley, CA. A third course was held July 15 - 19, 2002, also in Berkeley, CA. The fourth course was held November 4 - 8, 2002.
The first course was held in Berkeley on the UC Campus from June 11 - 15, 2001. To view the agenda and slide presentations from the 2001 course, click here.
For more information, check out the course
web site or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.