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BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA) programs

Background The rapid identification of pathogens infecting livestock is essential to appropriately respond to the threat. The number and the variety of pathogen sequenced genomes have been growing more dramatically these recent years, because of the new sequencing technologies. This wealth of...

Keywords: Blast, E learning, Multiple sequence alignment

Resource type: e-learning

BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA) programs https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/blast-and-multiple-sequence-alignment-msa-programs-0b2b34d0-a157-49d4-a065-3dcad67ff99d Background The rapid identification of pathogens infecting livestock is essential to appropriately respond to the threat. The number and the variety of pathogen sequenced genomes have been growing more dramatically these recent years, because of the new sequencing technologies. This wealth of new data is very useful to the research field through the development of bioinformatics tools and databases that deal with large amount of sequences. Among them, BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) and MSA () programs are very efficient for protein or nucleotide sequence similarity search. The present course introduces the main biological databases, alignment tool BLAST and Multiple sequence alignments (MSA) programs, and interpretation of results. Goal The ultimate aim is the better management of animal diseases by preparing laboratory technicians, veterinarians and molecular epidemiologists from diagnostic and research laboratories of developing FAO and IAEA member states, to be self-sufficient in the data analysis by interpreting the phylogenetic trees and their relationships. Target audience Researchers, Laboratory technicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists from diagnostic and research laboratories of member states of IAEA and FAO. The concepts are explained in generalized way to help all academicians, researchers, students from all countries working in the field of molecular genetics and epidemiology. AuthorsViral-zone, Swiss-Prot group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics   Blast, E learning, Multiple sequence alignment Bench biologists Biologists Laboratory technicians Researchers Veterinarians 2014-04-28
Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens

Background The vast diversity of the pathogens affecting livestock demands a very specific diagnostic procedure in identification and characterization of each pathogen. In this context, the enormous amount of sequence and genotype data is being generated on animal pathogens, which is further...

Keywords: Animal pathogens, E learning, Phylogenetics

Resource type: e-learning

Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/phylogenetics-of-animal-viral-pathogens-428432a3-67ca-4284-8962-fefc2ade75db Background The vast diversity of the pathogens affecting livestock demands a very specific diagnostic procedure in identification and characterization of each pathogen. In this context, the enormous amount of sequence and genotype data is being generated on animal pathogens, which is further useful in understanding their pathogenicity and molecular epidemiology. The usage of this data in developing efficient molecular diagnostic tools needs basic understanding of the phylogenetic analysis. Phylogenetic classification, construction of trees, interpretation unveils the geographical distribution and migration of pathogens which helps in better management of animal diseases. The present course is designed with introduction to phylogenetics, tools, building and interpreting trees and finally its application to veterinary diagnostics. Though the course is driven in veterinary aspects, the same implicates to the human and plant pathogen study. Goal The ultimate aim is the better management of animal diseases by preparing laboratory technicians, veterinarians and molecular epidemiologists from diagnostic and research laboratories of developing FAO and IAEA member states, to be self-sufficient in the data analysis by interpreting the phylogenetic trees and their relationships. Target audience Researchers, Laboratory technicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists from diagnostic and research laboratories of member states of IAEA and FAO. The concepts are explained in generalized way to help all academicians, researchers, students from all countries working in the field of molecular genetics and epidemiology. AuthorsViral-Zone, Swiss-Prot Group at SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics   Animal pathogens, E learning, Phylogenetics Bench biologists Biologists Laboratory technicians Researchers Veterinarians 2014-04-28
High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences

High-throughput sequencing data analysis requires new technical competencies and HPC is one of them. SIB has developed an e-learning module in HPC, as part of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project. e-learning has the potential to reach a wider audience, in any location and any time, and can be used...

Scientific topics: Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer science

Keywords: High performance computing, high-performance computing

Resource type: Tutorial, Slideshow, e-learning

High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/high-performance-computing-hpc-in-life-sciences High-throughput sequencing data analysis requires new technical competencies and HPC is one of them. SIB has developed an e-learning module in HPC, as part of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project. e-learning has the potential to reach a wider audience, in any location and any time, and can be used either as the electronic component of a blended training format or as a self-running learning product. Biology Bioinformatics Computer science High performance computing, high-performance computing PhD students All postgraduates Life Science Researchers
UNIX Fundamentals

This self-learning tutorial aims to present the UNIX environment and to provide the most basic commands to users with no or very little UNIX knowledge. The examples are taken from various Biological fields but have been chosen carefully to be easily accessible to a wide audience. At the end of...

Keywords: Problem based learning, Programming, Unix

Resource type: e-learning

UNIX Fundamentals https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/unix-fundamentals-35adf82d-ae32-449d-9627-43b5d18da8cc This self-learning tutorial aims to present the UNIX environment and to provide the most basic commands to users with no or very little UNIX knowledge. The examples are taken from various Biological fields but have been chosen carefully to be easily accessible to a wide audience. At the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to: Have some understanding on UNIX systems Navigate through the UNIX filesystem Execute and understand some UNIX process commands Correctly set file permissions Perform basic file management Participants are encouraged to follow the tutorial sections sequentially. The tutorial content is sometimes an oversimplification of the Truth - yes, we know! Due to the diversity of computer systems, we will just assume that participants do have access to a terminal. For help, please contact your IT support - or a good friend!Authors are affiliated to the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics: Vassilios IoannidisWith some content provided by Frédéric Schütz, Volker Flegel and Heinz StockingerContent integration by Grégoire Rossier and Vassilios Ioannidis Vassilios Ioannidis Grégoire Rossier Volker Flegel Heinz Stockinger Frédéric Schütz Problem based learning, Programming, Unix Bench biologists Clinical Scientists Graduate Students beginner bioinformaticians biocurators 2014-01-13 2017-10-09