College Profs Go Back to School to Learn Cutting Edge Genomics
Contact: Joan Schwartz, | email@example.com
Boston University’s College of Engineering hosts a four-day workshop, for college professors from across the nation to learn about bioinformatics – an emerging field at the intersection of biology and information science that crucially underlies advances in basic biology, medicine, agriculture, energy, and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
August 1 – 3, 9 am – 5:30 pm; August 4, 9 am – 12:30 pm
Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston
Eighteen professors from institutions as far away as University of California/ Sacramento and the University of Texas/Houston; and as close as MIT and Wellesley College are participating in hands-on laboratory sessions to learn the latest methods of comparing information from genomic sequences.
The techniques can help identify new potential drug targets and cancer genes as well as find new and unsuspected developmental and evolutionary relationships between organisms. Participants will take curricula examples from the workshop and integrate them into courses in biology, chemistry, statistics, finite mathematics, and computer science when they return to their home institutions across the nation.
Journalists are invited to cover the workshop and interview presenters and participants. Please contact Joan Schwartz at 617/353-4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Further information about the program can be found at: http://bioinformatics.bu.edu/