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IAP 2007 Activities by Category

Life Sciences: Hands-on

Cambridge Science Festival Grants!
Sally Susnowit
Mon Jan 8, 04-05:00pm, 1-150

In spring 07, Cambridge will host the first US citywide science festival. Be part of the excitement! Learn about new PSC Festival grants available for student-led activities and exhibits, and find out how you can sign on to share your interest in solar cars, rockets, appropriate technology, nanosystems, whatever. See you there!
Contact: Sally Susnowit, 4-104, x8-7344, susnowit@mit.edu
Sponsor: Public Service Center

Practically Genomic - Hands-on Bioinformatics for Beginners - CLASS FULL
Charles Whittaker, PH.D., Sebastian Hoersch, PH.D.
Mon Jan 22, Wed Jan 24, Fri Jan 26, 01-03:00pm, 14N-132

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 12-Jan-2007
Limited to 20 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Modern biological research (genomics, proteomics, gene expression analysis) frequently results in extensive lists of gene identifiers that need to be processed and understood. A significant challenge facing fledgling bioinformatics researchers involves the handling of such lists. We will use an example from a recent publication to illustrate data acquisition methods, functional annotation strategies and downstream analysis techniques. Topics that will be covered include public database retrieval tools, the UCSC genome database, phylogenetic analysis, and protein domain analysis. A basic biology background and familiarity with web browsers will be helpful.
Contact: Louisa Worthington Rogers, 14S-134, x3-6575, elworthi@mit.edu
Sponsor: Libraries

Repair of Basic Laboratory Equipment
Charles Moses
Tue Jan 9, Wed Jan 17, 07-09:00pm, 68-077

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none

Engineer Charles Moses will conduct a course on repair of laboratory equipment, geared toward but not limited to beginners. Equipment will include: electrophoresis units, spectrophotometers, motors on shakers and centrifuges, etc. General topics will also include: assessing the tools required to disassemble, fix and reassemble a piece of equipment; tool quality; and rational disassembly of equipment when the function of some component is not known. Bring broken equipment on which to practice.
Contact: Shartoka Godzina, 68-641, x3-4721, sgodzina@mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

You thought Pubmed was just a journal database? Links to NCBI sequencing databases, books, PubMedCentral and much more!
Louisa Worthington Rogers
Wed Jan 31, 01:30-03:00pm, 14N-132

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 20 participants.
Single session event

This session will feature Pubmed as part of the NCBI Entrez Life Sciences Search Engine. We will focus on Pubmed enhancements and links to other NCBI resources, including sequencing databases, books, open access journals not subscribed to by MIT, and much more! Learn to set up your own "MY NCBI" account and to subscribe to a NCBI Web (RSS) Feed. This will be an overview rather than a detailed study of any one resource.
Contact: Louisa Worthington Rogers, 14S-134, x3-6575, elworthi@mit.edu
Sponsor: Libraries

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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