Bioinformatics: Merging Biology & Computer Science
October 16-18, 2000 North Carolina A & T University, Greensboro, NC
The Bioinformatics: Merging Biology and Computer Science workshop was held on the North Carolina A & T State University campus October 16-18, 2000. It attracted university faculty, staff and graduate students in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry and animal science, as well as faculty, staff and graduate students from other North Carolina universities. This workshop provided an overview of the bioinformatics/computational molecular biology tools available for use over the Internet.
The workshop enabled participants to:
- become familiar with the most commonly used nucleic acid and protein databases and analysis tools on the Internet.
- participate in hands-on computer labs to practice the use of these tools.
- learn skills that will allowed them to explore and exploit the more specific tools that may be useful to their own projects.
Evaluations indicated that the majority of the participants felt the workshop was either “excellent” or “good”. The following are comments from participants regarding the workshop:
- “The workshop was useful”
- “Really enjoyed the seminar!!”
- “I really loved the workshop!! I look forward to hearing from you in the future. More workshops like this should be conducted!”
- “As a whole it’s a wonderful experience for me”
- “Hope you will bring the workshop back in the future – thanks for your help”
- “Wonderful presentation. Very informational and useful!”
- “The presenters were very knowledgeable and were helpful in suggestions and teachings.”