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Short Course on Molecular Bioinformatics

Technological advancement in biosciences has made it possible to understand the role of genes and amino acids in living organisms. The application of computer science, mathematics and molecular biology to analyse and manage biological information is termed
BIOINFORMATICS. Some of its applications include identification of important genes, design of diagnostic assays, drug design, pharmacogenomics, studying genetic diversity and epidemiology among others.

Course Objective:
This five day course is meant to introduce and enhance the theoretical knowledge in Bioinformatics and provide hands-on training.

Target Groups
Researchers in the Biosciences, Medical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, (Postgraduate Students are eligible to apply).

Entry Requirements:
Participants should have basic practical knowledge in computing and office applications. They should also be able to browse the internet.

Course Content:
  • Principles of Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Structure of the gene
  • DNA & RNA Structure
  • PCR & Primer Design
  • Gene Sequencing
  • Gene Databases
  • Submission and retrieval of
  • sequences
  • Sequence alignment &
  • Bootstrapping
  • Distance Estimation & Tree Building
  • Translation of Genes
  • Amino Acid Analysis
  • Homology Modelling

The course will be organised twice in 2009 on the following dates:

August 24th-28th, 2009 November 23rd-27th, 2009

Time: 8:30am -4:30pm daily

Fees: GH¢ 270.00

Interested persons should submit an application letter and an abridged CV not more than two pages as email attachments to kwcsagoe@chs.edu.gh and copi ed to cbrown@noguchi.mimcom.org . Applications should be sent ONLY by email and should indicate preferred date.

Deadline for Application: 31st July, 2009

Further Information

The Course Coordinator, Short Course on Molecular Bioinformatics, College of Health Sciences, Korle-Bu, Accra.

Tel: 027 7408528 / 028 7408528

E-mail: kwcsagoe@chs.edu.gh
Date Published: 16/07/2009
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