EMBnet News bulletin of 8-Jan-2003

Laurent Falquet Laurent.Falquet at isrec.unil.ch
Wed Jan 8 15:29:28 CET 2003

* EMBnet News bulletin of  8-Jan-2003 *

Opening of the course registration

Dear Users,

The registration for the course "Introduction to Bioinformatics" is now open,
you can register on this web site:

This course will be held from March 3 to 7, 2003 at EPFL, it is 
targeted to students
in biology or biochemistry who want to know what kind of data and 
software tools
are available on the web for the scientific community and how to use 
them adequately.

The aim of this course is to familiarize graduate students with:

*  basic computer concepts and their everyday use in a biological 
laboratory setting.
*  the structure of molecular sequence databases and the methods to 
analyse their contents.
*  some of the biological resources available on the Internet and 
their usefulness (or lack thereof).
*  a sound introduction to the possibilities and limitations of 
computer-assisted genome analysis.
*  the resources available through the Swiss EMBnet node, and to 
train them in their usage.

More information here:

We will close the registration on January 31, 2002 or earlier if the
maximal number of 40 participants is reached.

The registration for the 1st edition of our "Phylogeny using 
bioinformatics tools" course
is also open at the same address. This course is scheduled for 
September 1-5, 2003.
More information will be available later.

We will close the registration on July 1, 2003 or earlier if the
maximal number of 25 participants is reached.

These courses are organised jointly by the Swiss node of EMBnet and by the
"3eme Cycle Romand en Sciences Biologiques".

New EMBnet team members:

In addition to Dr. Claude Bonnard and myself (Dr. Laurent Falquet) the Swiss
EMBnet node team was expanded by two new members last December. They are both
responsible for the organisation of courses and members of the helpdesk.
So don't hesitate to contact them if you have any bioinformatics question!

Dr. Lorenza Bordoli
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)
Biozentrum der Universität Basel           Phone: +41 (61) 2671580
Klingelbergstr 50-70                       Fax:	  +41 (61) 2671584
CH - 4056 Basel, Switzerland               Email: Lorenza.Bordoli at unibas.ch


Dr. Vassilios Ioannidis
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Ch. des Boveresses 155                     Phone: +41 (21) 692 5954
CH-1066 Epalinges                          Fax:   +41 (21) 692 5945
Switzerland                                Email: 
Vassilios.Ioannidis at isb-sib.ch
http://www.ch.embnet.org                   http://www.isb-sib.ch

EMBL 73 available

EMBL release 73 is now available on our servers.

The EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database was frozen to make Release 73 on
29-NOV-2002. The release contains 20,857,746 sequence entries comprising
27,903,283,528 nucleotides. This represents an increase of about 20% over
Release 72. A breakdown of Release 73 by division is shown below:

Division               Entries     Nucleotides
----------------- ------------ ---------------
Constructed                146     451,710,729
ESTs                14,278,034   7,122,871,284
Fungi                   69,690     110,593,809
GSSs                 4,181,290   2,343,305,324
HTC                     41,184      52,445,825
HTG                     63,671  10,664,843,325
Human                  233,004   3,725,671,508
Invertebrates          108,405     590,984,276
Other Mammals           42,976      70,886,183
Mus musculus            63,784     792,364,491
Organelles             173,371     143,776,002
Patents                899,597     470,683,009
Bacteriophage            2,239       7,141,342
Plants                 134,576     479,339,789
Prokaryotes            166,584     512,495,745
Rodents                 23,789      37,005,931
STSs                   156,147      66,054,417
Synthetic                7,059      13,434,531
Unclassified             1,500       2,487,640
Viruses                170,355     151,858,111
Other Vertebrates       40,345      93,330,257
                     ----------  --------------
Total               20,857,746  27,903,283,528

1.1   27.9 Billion Nucleotides

When freezing data for this release, the number of nucleotides in the
database had nearly reached the 28 billion mark. EMBL database statistics
are available at URL: http://www3.ebi.ac.uk/Services/DBStats/

Happy New Year and Best Wishes,

Laurent Falquet, Swiss EMBnet node manager
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