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Opening Talk by Fabiano Thompson

        8:45-9:00
1 An Introduction to Biological Sequence Information and Microbial Genomes
David Ussery
5 Introduction to Prokaryotic Taxonomy
Tom Coenye
9 20 Methods to Compare Bacterial Genomes
David Ussery
13 Stepping stones towards a new electronic prokaryotic taxonomy: MLSA
Dirk Gevers
17 Protein localization, function, and networks
David Ussery
9:00-10:30
  10:30-11:00
(Break)
2 Exercises: Introduction to UNIX + From DNA Sequence information to gene information
Peter Hallin
6 The bacterial species in the genomic era
Dirk Gevers
10 Novel approaches for assessing taxonomic relationships using whole-genome sequences
Tom Coenye
14 Interspecies diversity + exercises
Tom Coenye
18 Wrapping it up: Exercise on 2D clustering, Blast Matrices and genome comparison
Peter Hallin
11:00-12:30
  12:30-14:00
(Lunch break)
3 Genome Dynamics & Evolution
Dirk Gevers
7 Prokaryotic Taxonomy Computer exercises
Tom Coenye Dirk Gevers
11 Exercises on Codon Usage and AT content
Peter Hallin
15 Gene regulation on a global scale
David Ussery
19 Meta-genomics and Pan-Genomics
David Ussery
14:00-15:30
  15:30-16:00
(Break)
4 Genome Dynamics & Evolution computer exercises
Dirk Gevers
8 DNA structures in bacterial chromosomes and their biological meanings
David Ussery
12 Taxonomy exercises
Tom Coenye
16 Exercise on predicting T.C.S. and Sigma factors
Peter Hallin
20 Summary of the workshop
David Ussery Peter Hallin Fabiano Thompson Tom Coenye Dirk Gevers
16:00-17:30