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October 17 - 20, 2002

At the offices of
CloudShield Technologies, Inc.
Sunnyvale, California


This workshop will focus on a variety of ways that the analysis of molecular data is being applied to solve biological problems in medicine, agriculture, conservation and evolution. The presentations and problem solving sessions will focus on the relationships between evolutionary theory and the analysis of sequence and structure data. We are committed to integrating bioinformatics across the undergraduate biology curriculum in a way that emphasizes the inquiry driven approach captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion).

The workshop will be led by John Jungck, Sam Donovan and Teresa Johnson from Beloit College with invited presentations by Aviv Bergman from the Center for Computational Genetics and Biological Modeling at Stanford and Stephen Everse from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Vermont.

This workshop is designed for any biologist or biologically inclined individual who is interested in teaching with bioinformatics. The activities will combine hands on problem solving sessions with presentations on the principles of bioinformatics and discussions of how to develop your own teaching materials and sustain professional collaborations in bioinformatics education. Specifically, the featured topics will include:

Evolutionary Bioinformatics:
Theoretical, mathematical and computational issues:

phylogenetic probes
phylogenetic profiling


combinatorial complexity
sequence alignment
sequence/structure/function conservation
rate variation

Please submit an application and plan to join us in October. We are still accepting applications on a first come, first served basis for a few remaining spots in the workshop.

There are no registration or materials costs for participants based on NSF funding for this workshop. Some meals during the workshop will be provided (please see the tentative schedule for details). Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging. There are limited resources available to defray participant travel and lodging costs-please inquire if financial assistance is needed for you to participate.

For more information please contact Sam Donovan or Sue Risseeuw (608/363-2012).

Sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE/CCLI-ND), the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, and assisted by CloudShield Technologies, Inc.