DIMACS Short Course: Exploring 3D Molecular Structures Using NCBI Tools

May 16 - 17, 2006
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Tamar Barkay, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, barkay@AESOP.Rutgers.edu
Nicholas Beckloff, UMDNJ, beckloni@umdnj.edu
Paul Ehrlich, BioMaPS Institute, pehrlich@lutece.rutgers.edu
Mel Janowitz, DIMACS, melj@dimacs.rutgers.edu
Tara Matise, Department of Genetics, matise@biology.rutgers.edu
Presented by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Special Focus on Information Processing in Biology, the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology of Rutgers University, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology, and the Department of Genetics at Rutgers University.

Course Summary

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) presents Exploring 3D Molecular Structures Using NCBI Tools, a course including lectures and computer workshops on effectively using the NCBI databases, search services, analysis tools that focus on 3D macromolecular structure data.

Course Objectives

After attending the course, participants should be able to do the following:

Intended Audience

The course is intended for principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and other scientific staff who either work with 3D structural data or are interested in understanding how to incorporate such data into their research. Participants do not need to have taken any other NCBI course to attend, and no prior experience with structural data is required. Familiarity with basic computer operation and common Web browsers is assumed.

People who have attended The Field Guide course will find this an interesting followup.

Course Outline

Part I: Structures in Cn3D

Lecture I (60 min)

Workshop I (90 min)

EXERCISE: Analyze a structure and prepare a figure illustrating particular features.

Part II: Alignments in Cn3D

Lecture II (60 min)

Workshop II (90 min)

EXERCISE: Discover and analyze a structural model for a query protein.

NCBI Structure Resources


Analysis Tools

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Document last modified on January 9, 2006.