"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."
The ABLab (Applied Bioinformatics Lab) has been developed to train students in browsing, retrieving and analysing on-line nucleotide sequence, protein, and genome data. It should bring an understanding how this information can be located, organized and stored. For this purpose every student should perform several tasks, some of them are common for all participants while others are individual. The best result may be achieved by working independently on your own PC (or a PC provided in the TU computer class room or by ABLab) with the subsequent discussion of intermediate results in class.
All tasks (exercises, background concepts 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 will check all student works online and provide students with respective 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 limmited to 20-25 participants.
ABLab has been designed and developed by Dr. Irina Druzhinina
The mission of ABLab is completed when all glossary terms and background concepts are filled and all exercises are done successfully.
w w w . A B L a b . i n f o