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Workshop Program

Saturday, July 19

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast in Mission Park Dining Hall for participants who arrive Friday night
9:00-10:00 AM
Registration (Bagels, coffee, and juice available)
Science Atrium, Integrated Science Center (Thompson Labs)
10:00 AM-Noon
"Making sense of DNA and protein sequence analysis tools"
Tools: BLAST, sequence alignment, exon prediction, ScanProSite
Leader: Dave Baumler, University of Wisconsin
Noon-1:30 PM
Lunch (Mission Park Dining Hall)
1:30-3:30 PM
"Identification of Disease Genes Using NCBI Resources"
Tools: OMIM, COG's, SNP's, MapViewer, gene expression databases
Leaders: Susan Singer (Carleton College) and Jodi Schwarz (Vassar College)
3:30-4:15 PM
Break
4:15-5:45 PM
Independent work with tools
6:00 PM
Dinner (Mission Park Dining Hall)

Sunday, July 20

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast in Spencer Living Room
9:00-10:30 AM
"Microbial genome analysis and comparisons"
Tools: Microbial Genome Resource (NCBI), MAUVE, Enteropathogen Resource Integration Center
Leader: Dave Baumler

10:30-11:00 AM
Break
11:00-Noon
"Microbial genome analysis and comparisons" continued
Noon-1:30 PM
Lunch in Mission Park Dining Hall
1:30-3:30 PM
"Structural Analysis" tools
Tools: Conserved domain database search, others
Leader: Ranyee Chiang, University of California San Francisco
3:30-4:00 PM
Break
4:00-5:30 PM
"Structural analysis", continued and Independent work with tools
6:00 PM
Fiddle Player
Barbeque in Science Quad

Monday, July 21

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast in Mission Park Dining Hall
9:00-10:30 AM
"Phylogenetic tree estimation"
Tools: MEGA
Leaders: Erica Crespi, Vassar College
Presentation (PowerPoint 8.2MB Jul22 08)

10:30-11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM-Noon
Independent work with MEGA
Noon-1:30 PM
Lunch in Mission Park Dining Hall
1:30-3:30 PM
Independent I3U development/Consultations with Assessment Consultant
Resource people: Ross Nehm (Ohio State University), Norm Bell (Williams College, wet-lab development), Workshop leaders
3:30-4:00 PM
Break
4:00-5:00 PM
Independent I3U development/consultations, continued
5:00-6:00 PM
"Open source community development of bioinformatics tools for genome analysis in an undergraduate setting"
Leaders: Gane Ka-Shu Wong and Paul Lu, University of Alberta
Crowdsourcing and Bioinformatics (Acrobat (PDF) 82kB Jul30 08)
6:00 PM
Banquet (Location TBA)
Keynote presentation: Panda genome project-From DNA sequence data to population dynamics and conservation
Gane Ka-Shu Wong
Keynote for 2008 Genomics Workshop (PowerPoint 5.9MB Jul21 08)

Tuesday, July 22

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast in Mission Park Dining Hall
9:00-10:30 AM
Independent I3U development/consultations, continued
Assessment Resources
Ross Nehm 2007 presentation - Assessing Student Learning (PowerPoint 621kB Jul23 07)
Pedagogy and Assessment Resources from SERC

10:30-11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM-Noon
Independent I3U development/consultations, continued
Noon-1:30 PM
Lunch at Spice Root (Indian Buffet)
Time Line and Next Steps
1:30-2:30 PM
Round table discussion on open source bioinformatics tool development
2:30-3:30 PM
Independent I3U development/consultations, continued
3:30-4:00 PM
Break
4:00-5:30 PM
PERL: Uses in the classroom for DNA exploration
Leader: Mark LeBlanc, Wheaton College
presentation (PowerPoint 243kB Jul23 08)
collection of course materials (Zip Archive 437kB Jul23 08)
6:00 PM
Dinner in Mission Park Dining Hall

Wednesday, July 23

8:00-9:00 AM
Breakfast in Mission Park Dining Hall
9:00-10:00 AM
Departure for participants not staying for PERL discussion
10:00 AM-Noon
Discussion of effective strategies for teaching PERL
Noon-1:00 PM
Lunch at Thai Garden
1:00-3:30 PM
Discussion of bioinformatics tool development for annotation
4:00 PM
Departure

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