Overview of the course syllabus:
  1. Basics of bioinformatics databases.
  2. Covers essential notions of bioinformatics flat file databases, their differences and formats.
  3. Introduction to EMBOSS for sequence mining and analysis.
  4. Covers commands like seqret, seqinfo, dottup, dotplot.
  5. Sequence alignment and processing with EMBOSS on the command line.
  6. Covers global versus local alignments, and emma.
  7. A brief outlook of EMBOSS web interfaces (wEMBOSS/EMBOSS explorer)
  8. MRS for advanced sequence/database mining
  9. Command line MRS
  10. Combining MRS and EMBOSS and BLAST on the command line (pipeline construction)