Bioinformatic approaches for analysis of high-throughput biological data

High Throughput Biological Data (HTBD) production has been increasing at an unprecedented pace with the advancements of microarrays and next-gen sequencing technologies, which requires detailed and comprehensive analysis methods. Bioinformatics has emerged as an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of life sciences, engineering, computational and basic sciences and acts as an information management and analysis system for HTBD. There is, however, increased need for awareness, knowledge, and skills in Bioinformatics, which is one of the main motivations behind this workshop. Bioinformatics mainly deals with four facets of analysis: DNA sequence analysis, Protein structure prediction, Functional Genomics and Proteomics, and Systems Biology.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to current state-of-the-art Bioinformatics methods and applications of aforementioned four facets. The workshop is designed to give researchers a thorough basis to understand the new trends in sequence, protein and gene expression analysis. One of the outcomes will be to equip the participants with available databases and analysis tools that address issues faced in their research and propose possible rooms for improvement of discussed methods from an algorithmic point of view.
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2 Sep - 8 Sep 2012

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