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ABLab XI Program Changed! See below and here!

"On 26 June 2000, the completion of the draft sequence of the Human Genome saw the sciences of biology and medicine changed forever. It promised new insights into how our genes shape who we are, and how we function. At the heart of this breakthrough lies a scientific discipline that is now one of the most important knowledge-building tools in current molecular and cellular biology, and healthcare development: bioinformatics." A.M.Lesk, 2006

Description of the lab:

The ABLab (Applied Bioinformatics Lab) has been developed to train students in browsing, retrieving and analysing sequence data. It should bring an understanding how this information can be located, organized and stored. For this purpose every student should perform several exercises and tasks, some of them are common for all participants while others are individual. The best result may be achieved by working independently on a student's own PC (or a PC provided by ABLab) with subsequent discussions of intermediate and final results in class.

All tasks (exercises, research and the glossary) should be completed using interactive forms of this website. NO additional reports should be submitted to the advisor. The body text of each answer may be illustrated by 1 or 2 figures. When needed additional files may be uploaded via respective interactive tools. Advisor (Dr. Irina Druzhinina) will check all student contributions online and provide comments. Students are prompted to ask questions personally during class work or using ABLab feedback board.

ABLab is designed for individual work, no groups of students will be formed.

The lab is designed for 18 - 20 participants. PhD students are welcome to take the course based on individual program.

ABLab has been designed and developed by Dr. Irina Druzhinina in 2007 and is yearly updated, the websupport is provided by Mag. Alexey Kopchinskiy; in class and on-line assistance in WS 2016/2017 on sequene alignment and phylogeny by  DI Komal Chenthamara

To see the list of exercises and individual tasks you have to register and login

The mission of ABLab is completed when all glossary terms are inserted, research topic is uploaded and presented on the seminar and all exercises are done successfully.

Schedule for ABLab 11:  WS2016/2017

Registration for WS2016/2017 "ABLab XI" is completed.

November/December 2016:

  • Wednesday, November 23rd; 15:30 Introduction to the course. Optional participation.
  • Monday, November 28th, 13:30 Lab set up, distribution of the task. Mandatory participation.
  • Tuesday, December 6th, 12:30 Discussion following the lecture. Optional participation.
  • Wednesday, December 7th, 12:30 Discussion following the lecture. Optional participation.
  • Tuesday, December 13th, 12:00 Discussion of the completed exercises. Mandatory participation.

January 2017:

Attention: Schedule changed! Program available here

  • Tuesday, January 17th, 13:00 - 16:00 ABLab Seminar Mandatory participation.
  • Wednesday, January 18th, 13:00 - 16:00  ABLab Seminar Mandatory participation.

After the lab:

  • (If required), individual discussion may be fixed after the completion of all exercises. Dates in January and February are possible.

Importand deadlines WS2016/2017

  • Protein phylogeny exercise should be completed by December 9th 2016
  • All other exercises should be mainly completed by January 12th 2017
  • The lab should be completed by March 1st, 2017

    A History of Bioinformatics (in Year 2039)

by Dr. C. Titus Brown, Michigan State University

published online July 2014


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