The Microsoft Biology Initiative will hold a two-day workshop on the Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF), an open source Microsoft .NET library and application programming interface for bioinformatics research, April 19 and 20.
The workshop will take place at RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute), 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540, Chapel Hill, NC. The workshop is free and open to all, although seating is limited. Breakfast and lunch will be included on both days at no cost to participants. For details and an online registration form, please see http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/mbf2011-chapelhill/.
The workshop consists of six modules developed by the MBF and includes lectures and hands-on sessions for each module. Module topics are Introduction to Visual Studio 2010 and C#, Introduction to MBF, Working with Sequences, Parsers and Formatters, Algorithms and Web Services.
The Microsoft Biology Initiative (MBI) is an effort in Microsoft Research to bring new technology and tools to the area of bioinformatics and biology. The initiative is comprised of two primary components, the Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF) and the Microsoft Biology Tools (MBT). For more information, see the MBI website
RENCI applies advanced cyber technologies to university research initiatives and to complex problems identified by the state of North Carolina. Founded in 2004 as a major collaboration involving Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RENCI is an institute of UNC-Chapel Hill with facilities across North Carolina. For more information, see http://www.renci.org.
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