Hands-On Workshop: Virus Genomes
Date: February 23 - 24, 2005
Location: CBRi Facility, Burnaby, BC
GAIT Bldg. NE25, Rm. 304
Workshop Leader: Dr. Chris Upton, Virologist, University of Victoria, B.C.
About the Workshop:
This hands-on tutorial will provide participants the ability to use bioinformatics software developed for the management and analysis of the DNA/Protein sequences in complete genomes. The focus will be on large viral genomes such as poxviruses and herpesviruses, but the approach is also applicable to bacterial genomes. Upon completion, participants will be able to use readily available bioinformatics software tools for the analysis of viral and bacterial genomes. In addition, they will also be instructed on how to use this software in more advanced ways than commonly used. These tools for sequence data management and analysis have been designed specifically to be user friendly with simple graphical interfaces.
About the Instructor:
Dr. Upton is a Virologist in the Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology at the University of Victoria. He is leading the bioinformatics project, VirGO; an ongoing investigation aimed at improving the representation of complete viral genomes and the data resulting from database searches. A significant portion of his research involves poxvirus bioinformatics. This includes identification of poxvirus genes with the aid of database search techniques, evolution of poxvirus genomes, and the development of software for the analysis of poxvirus genomes. More recently, he has been developing bioinformatics resources for the SARS Coronavirus, Herpesviruses, Baculoviruses and Adenoviruses.
Who Can Benefit?
Biotechnology professionals and managers seeking an applied introduction to new user friendly tools for studies using the large amount of data contained in complete genomes
Researchers interested in expanding their work into the area of bioinformatics of virus and bacterial genomes
Research technologists, research assistants and graduate students wishing to apply bioinformatics tools to enhance their research and laboratory expertise
- Computer professionals wishing to expand their skills and experience into the growing field of bioinformatics
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Parking passes and directions need to be picked up from the BCIT parking office on the first day. The parking office opens at 6:00am.
Directions to BCIT parking office:
Enter from Willingdon Avenue and Goard Way (main entrance to BCIT). Turn immediate right, then your immediate first left. Park in the 15 mins spots and walk over to safety and security/parking office (SW1-1001). Pick up parking passes and directions for the assigned parking lot (#19). Note that the parking office is close to the main entrance of BCIT. If you need assistance, contact Amardeep Gill at (604) 432-8920.
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Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
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Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7
Tel: (604) 438-1200
Fax: (604) 431-7782
Radisson Hotel Burnaby
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Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7
Fax: (604) 430-9230
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