Bioinformatics in the classroom: register for a webinar on 14 May 2013

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The Amgen Science Teacher Training Initiative invites teachers to join webinar about bioinformatics with Marina Marcet-Houben, from the CRG Bioinformatics and Genomics Programme in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. The webinar takes place on 14 May 2013 from 19:30 to 20:30 CEST.

With the increasing amount of biological data available nowadays bioinformatics has become a fundamental part of many areas of research and is fast becoming an area of great interest in the classroom. In the webinar, Marina will briefly introduce bioinformatics and present some of the common tools and databases used by bioinformatic experts that are freely available and can be easily used by students and teachers.

She will finish showing a practical example in which the participants will use bioinformatics to resolve the mysterious death of a traveller….

The only object that was found on the scene of the death was a bottle with the remains of a drink in which four proteins were identified. The application of bioinformatic tools will allow us to characterise the substances found in the drink and therefore lead us to the likely cause of death. This practical example will provide the comprehensive use and interpretation of Blast, one of the most used tools by scientists all over the world", says Marina  Marcet-Houben.

The number of participants to this webinar is limited, so make sure you register today:

The Amgen Science Teacher Training Initiative ( offers secondary school teachers of Life Sciences in Europe professional development opportunities through a new pilot science education programme. The project is funded by the Amgen Foundation, and coordinated by European Schoolnet.



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