I am giving a 1.5 hour talk on Bioinformatics in which I would like to cover the following topics.
- Various schemes for constructing phylogenetic trees: salient features, pros and cons.
- Available tools for analysing sequence data.
- Querying Public Sequence databases.
The talk is aimed at Biology PhD students with generally no programming background. What tools or websites would you cover given the time constraints? Anything that you think a biologist should know but I am missing in the above short list?
can you give more information? Is this the only training that these students are going to have on bioinformatics? Are them from the same discipline, and do they work in the same field?
For most of them this may be the only training they get. I intend to give pointers to them to follow up deeper on a particular topic if they feel like it.