GRADUATE COURSE IN BIOINFORMATICS
Uppsala February 24-26, 2000 and Gothenburg March 23-25, 2000
The course is arranged by Gothenburg Stochastic Centre at Chalmers,
Department of Mathematical Statistics at Uppsala University, Linnaeus
Centre for Bioinformatics in Uppsala and the Stockholm Bioinformatics
Tom Britton (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Mathematical Statistics, Uppsala University.
Olle Nerman (email@example.com), Gothenburg Stochastic Centre, Chalmers University of Technology.
Siv Andersson (Siv.Andersson@molbio.uu.se), Linnaeus Centre Uppsala
Jens Lagergren (firstname.lastname@example.org), Stockholm
To get an understanding of some of the concepts and ideas of molecular
biology, molecular genetics, and biological evolution and to learn the
basic mathematics, statistics and algorithmic tools for some problems in
computational biology. The course is primarily intended for graduate
students in mathematical statistics, mathematics and computer science, but
is also open for senior scientists in these fields, and aims at meeting
the increasing demand of statistical and computational skills in the area
The course consists of two parts. The first part in Uppsala will give some
basic biological knowledge as well as present some statistical and
computational methods related to the analysis and comparison of DNA
sequences and interesting biological applications.
Lecturers in the Uppsala part will, among others, be given by Chalmers
Jubilee Professor; Michael Waterman, University of Southern California,
Sophie Schbath-Grammagnat, Institut National de la Recherche
Agronomique, France and Siv Andersson, Linnaeus Centre of Bioinformatics,
In Gothenburg lectures will again be given by Michael Waterman, and,
among others, also by Jotun Hein, University of Aarhus.
Maturity in mathematics, mathematical statistics and computer science. An
introductory course in molecular biology/genetics helps.
The lecturers will, during the course, give suitable references to study
material. The main part of the text will be from articles and papers of
various books. Some material will be distributed to the participants
before and/or during the course.
At the moment we do not plan a full examination procedure in the course
framework. However various practical exercises will be handed out during
the course, some of which can serve as a major part of a formal
examination. This however will have to be handled by the graduate students
examiner/supervisor. The recommended credit for the course will be 3-5
units (weeks work), depending on the requirements, the examination
procedure adopted, etc.
There is no conference fee, but travel expenses, accommodation and meals
will not be covered by the course.
Local organisation Uppsala
Local organisation Gothenburg
Finally, we recommend the nordic bioinformatics conference called
2000 which will take place in Marienlyst, close to
Helsingör in April 27-30. It is an excellent opportunity
for those of you that want to get a broader perspective of
bioinformatics than our small course can deliver.
Participants of the course should register to Tom Britton,
email@example.com, phone 018-471 3222, postal address: Dept. of
Mathematics, Uppsala University, Box 480, 751 06 Uppsala, before
December 15, 1999. Please include: name, affiliation, address and e-mail.
You shall also tell if you want accommodation at NHV, and indicate which
nights you want to reserve. The number of participants is limited to 80,
out of which 50 are reserved for graduate students.
Last modified: Tue Mar 7 13:49:54 MET 2000