Bioinformatics at UNCP
This site last edited December 12, 1997
We are planning an undergraduate course on this subject It ought to be a nice blend of chemistry, physics, and computational science. Please share any suggestions or comments (we're still learning as we go) with either Tom Dooling or John E. Reissner
From the Molecular Biotechnology group at the University of Washington comes the basis of the first concise definition of the field we've seen, implicit in a paper by Lee Rowan, Gregory Mahaira, and Leroy Hood, where they characterize the focus of the field as "the acquisition, storage, analysis, modelling and distribution of the many types of information embedded in DNA and protein sequence data."
There is a bioinformatics course with its link at
There are courses at the Genzentrum at Munich at
There is fine material for a course prepared by Rob Russell at
but the state of the site is in flux by virtue of Rob's going over to Smith Kline Beecham as a bioinformatician.
There is an annotated compilation of available material, together with
an outstanding example of a "threaded mail-list archive server"
on their "career forum," at
Another classified and annotated resource of bioinformatics tools is
The Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes provides a compilation of
indices of genome data with a context of biological phenomena at
There are bioinformatics groups at Leeds,
at George Mason, where a number of syllabi are listed
At Harvard, in Walter Gilbert's lab, where some research programs are
at Stanford, at http://dna.Stanford.EDU/motif/
and bioinformatics is being elegantly practiced at The Institute for
Genome Research, TIGR
Finally, we love the gene-cards resource (and as if one paradigm defined
isn't enough, a molecular server is now appearing out of the same site)