September 22-23, 2000 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
The Bioinformatics workshop was held September 22-23, 2000, in the SWBIC computer laboratory on the New Mexico State University campus. It attracted faculty, staff and students from New Mexico State University in the areas of molecular biology and biochemistry. The workshop provided an overview of bioinformatics and 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 lab exercises to practice the use of these tools.
- learn skills that 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 the participants regarding the workshop:
- “I found the workshop interesting and useful. A course like this should be mandatory for all research assistants in biochemistry and molecular biology.”
- “It was so helping to me, also very well organized from the very beginning to the end.”
- “Very interesting and helpful information.”
- “This was very informative.”