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The rapidly increasing number of nucleotide and amino acid sequence data has become a major source of information for biomedical researchers. Knowing how to use appropriate software tools running on powerful computers is a necessity for biologists wanting to identify new genes or new patterns. Too often, students in biology do not even know that these tools are available. Fortunately, the emergence of web interfaces to access databases and analyze sequences has made the field accessible for most scientists.
The importance of the new discipline of bioinformatics has been underlined by the recent creation of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. We think that this Sequence Analysis course is an important part of the training of every student in biology or biochemistry.
The next course will be held in September 4-8, 2000 and will be formally announced through the embnet-news mailing list. You can register by selecting Registration. Please note that we require that all course participants acquire some basic knowledge of Unix beforehand. The links on the Material page are a good place to start.
The schedule is available here.
Location, housing and transportation
See Organisation page.