Session: S14: Computational Biology
  Title: S14: Computational Biology
  Chair: Craig A. Stewart (Indiana University)
  Time: Sunday, November 16, 1:30PM - 5:00PM
  Rm #: 43
  Craig A. Stewart (Indiana University)
  Content-Level: 15% Introductory 70% Intermediate 15% Advanced

Abstract: Computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, systems biology and related areas stand to be very important to the high performance community. There are tremendous opportunities to advance knowledge in biological and biomedical research areas through the use of high performance computing. This tutorial will begin with a brief overview of the essential biological bases for the current revolution in life sciences computing. Topics to be covered in depth include: sequence alignment and pattern matching; protein structure prediction; phylogenetics; systems biology; grid computing applications; and thoughts about the future of computational biology. This tutorial is intended for people who are interested in a rapid and useful introduction to computational biology and high performance computing. Tutorial attendees can expect to have a basic understanding of the area of computational biology and have a real feel for the nature of the work in this area as a result of hands-on experience with key applications. There will be hands-on exercises as part of the tutorial. A limited number of laptops will be provided and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees with laptops and wireless network adapters are encouraged to bring them to the tutorial. Attendee laptops must have ssh installed in order to participate but be aware that there will be no support available to debug problems with attendee laptops. Hands-on exercises may also be done throughout the week at the "Research in Indiana" exhibit.
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