Since 2008, the CBiB, in collaboration with the continuing education of the University Bordeaux Ségalen, aims at proposing courses and pratical sessions to introduce and explain the application of computational and analytical methods to address problems in sequence analysis. The broad goal of the course is for students to gain (1) general concepts of sequence analysis and (2) practical knowledge in using software algorithms commonly employed in bioanalysis. The main bioinformatics technologies are further developed and studied in practical sessions in order to improve the student's skills in in silico analysis for their specific research projects.
The objective is to propose advanced training for using in silico methods, software and databases dedicated to the analysis of biological data.
The bioinformatics course is made of 4 modules and is proposed over 4 days; classes each day take 4 hours ( theoretical courses and practical session). The practical session involves popular software tools employed in research.
1) Text searches in databases;
2) Sequence comparison;
3) Multiple alignment to discover proteic motifs;
4) Functional annotation of protein sequences (interpro).