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Bioinformatics: How to Analyze the Human Genome
Bioinformatics: How to Analyze the Human Genome

Dates: November 3 – 14, 2014
Interactive Lectures: Available 24/7
Live Q&A Session Dates: November 4, 6, 10, 12, 14
Live Q&A Session Time: 12:00 – 12:30 PM, EST
Registration Closes: Wednesday, October 29, 5:00 PM, EST

Back by popular demand! This course provides an introduction to the human genome, including both description of relevant concepts as well as practical experience using Web-based bioinformatics tools to analyze DNA and protein sequences. Attendees will learn the structure and features of the human genome and the main types of variations that occur. They will be introduced to the three main online gateways where they will analyze both a single gene and gene sequences as well as explain how software programs predict the clinical significance of DNA variants.

Cosmic Frontiers II
Cosmic Frontiers II

Dates: September 22 – 26, 2014
Interactive Lectures: Available 24/7
Live Q&A Sessions: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 11:30 AM, EST
Registration Closes: Wednesday, September 17, 5:00 PM, EST

 

Registration for this course has closed. Please contact professionallearning@sciam.com if you have any questions.   

Mysteries of the Universe
Mysteries of the Universe

Dates: October 13 – 24, 2014
Interactive Lectures: Available 24/7
Live Q&A Session Dates: October 14, 16, 20, 22, 14 
Live Q&A Session Time: 1:00 – 1:30 PM, EST
Registration Closes: Wednesday, October 8, 5:00 PM, EST

  

Back by popular demand! Get an inside look at cutting-edge research in particle physics with Don Lincoln, PhD, who was on the teams that discovered the Higgs boson and the top quark. In this course, you'll gain a wide perspective of our modern understanding of the universe, beginning with a historical look at how scientists came to this understanding and moving into the exciting new theories and questions being explored using particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider. You'll also explore topics of dark matter and energy as well as the connection between cosmology and what particle physics can tell us about how the universe began. 

Wind Engineering: Structural Design for Wind Loads
Wind Engineering: Structural Design for Wind Loads

Dates: October 20 – 24, 2014
Interactive Lectures: Available 24/7
Live Q&A Sessions: Monday – Friday, 6:00 – 6:30 PM, EST
Registration Closes: Wednesday, October 15, 5:00 PM, EST

  

Engineering standards for designing buildings and structures to safely withstand wind load are highly complex. In this course Dr. Emil Simiu, fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will provide structural and architectural engineers with the practical knowledge and tools needed for the design of structures for wind loads. Taking an intuitive approach, Dr. Simiu uses real-world examples and studies to demonstrate how to interpret and use the provisions of the ASCE 7-10 – standards developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers to identify minimum design loads. He will also cover issues with aerodynamic testing in wind tunnels and how to interpret those reports as well as the modern capabilities of database-assisted design.

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