Emily Lescak, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will hold a bioinformatics workshop at the College from Friday, April 3 to Tuesday, April 7. The workshop will concentrate on population genetics and phylogenetics, introducing students to a variety of methods for uncovering population structure and quantifying genetic variation and will serve as an introduction to bioinformatics. It will be held in computer classroom Warner 021. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and snacks will be offered to all in attendance.

Bioinformatics is an inter-disciplinary science that uses computer programing, mathematics, engineering and biological science to study and process biological data including DNA, RNA and protein sequences. Biology students and those interested in an introduction to bioinformatics are encouraged to attend. SUNY Cobleskill’s Dr. Lynda McMaster-Schuyler, Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Dr. Pieyu Zeng, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will be in attendance to answer questions.

This event is sponsored by the Natural Science and Math Department at SUNY Cobleskill. The workshop is open to interested faculty and SUNY Cobleskill students and non-students. Non-students must pay a $25.00 fee. If interested in attending, please contact the Professional and Continuing Education Office (PACE) at SUNY Cobleskill at 518-255-5528 or www.cobleskill.edu/PACE.

Bioinformatics Workshop Schedule

Friday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: No Class
Monday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m