Instructional BioMods
Genetics Computing & Molecular Graphics
BNMC Computer Lab, 1240 Biotech Bld

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Course description

The Spring 2005 BioMod series are NOW OPEN for online registration.

BioMods are graduate level, hands-on computer-based bioinformatics mini-courses for faculty, staff and graduate students at the UW-Madison. These not-for-credit tutorials are taught in a series of 2 hr evening laboratories, typically over 4-5 days in a 2 week period during the spring and/or fall semester. Usually, 8-10 of the possible 13 topics are covered during any series, but the offered units may vary. Enrollment is free but requires pre-registration (online) after the dates are announced for the next upcoming series. Participants can enroll for any/all modules in a given series, or take additional Mods in the next series.

The BioMod tutorials are hands-on in-class exercises supervised by local instructors who are experienced in the practical use of various bioinformatics packages. The complete series covers software tutorials on: desktop molecular graphics, publication quality molecular images, automatic movies & animations, web-based database searching, sequence alignments, phylogenic reconstruction, overview of sequence databases, DNASTAR Lasergene, basic unix, and the Wisconsin Package (GCG). The current series will include:

M02- Desktop 3D Molecular Graphics
M03- Graphic Images, Surfaces, Movies & Animations
M04- Web-based Database Searching
M05- DesktopAlignments & Phylogenetic Reconstruction

M06- Using Sequences and Online Databases
M07- LaserGene & PrimerSelect (DNASTAR)

M08- Basic UNIX for GCG users
M09- Pairwise & Multiple Sequence Alignments (GCG)


Reminder: UW graduate students may also take expanded sequence analysis courses, Biochem 711 and Biochem 712 (computer lab) in Fall 2006, or Biochem 660 in Fall 2005.

Course Materials

BioMod Courses
Short Descriptions
Current Syllabus

   March 2005

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Class Links
   Files & Resources

Other Materials

For current year

Lab Book    
Lecture Notes:
PowerPoint Slides


Ann Palmenberg
Jean-Yves Sgro
Marchel Hill


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