Building a Bioinformatics Database with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl)
Offered by UNC Pembroke’s Regional Center for Economic, Community and
Professional Development through its NSF Project BIO
Workshop Audience: The workshop is intended for individuals with backgrounds in biology, chemistry,
mathematics, computer science, or other individuals with an interest in learning about the computing skills
associated with the field of bioinformatics. No prior experience with LAMP technologies is assumed. The
workshop will provide participants with a general understanding of how to implement a bioinformatics database
using LAMP technologies. The majority of the workshop will consist of hands-on laboratory activities
illustrating the implementation of LAMP technologies. The outcome of each hands-on lab activity will be used
to create a fully functional web-accessible database at the end of the workshop.
Workshop Overview: Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and
information technology merge to form a single discipline. Databases and the information technology services
that support them are important underpinning in the field of bioinformatics.
LAMP is an acronym for a set of free, open source software programs commonly used in combination to create
bioinformatics databases. The LAMP platform consists of the Linux operating system, the Apache web server,
the MySQL relational database management system and the Perl scripting language. Software to be used in the
workshop is called LAMPPIX, a bootable live CD consisting of Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl and PHP. Each
workshop participant will be provided a copy of LAMPPIX and all source code files used in the workshop.
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:30 am—4:30 pm (lunch 12:00-12:45 pm)
Location: UNCP Regional Center’s Computer Lab, COMtech., 115 Livermore Drive, Pembroke NC
Registration Fee: $50.00 (includes breaks, lunch and workshop materials)
Presenter: Chris James – High Performance Computing/Bioinformatics Department, Wake Technical
Community College, Raleigh NC. Holds a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University and
Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University. Previously taught at Robeson Community College,
UNC Pembroke and Campbell University. In 1993 joined the faculty of Wake Technical Community College
and over the last ten years has taught in the environmental science, scientific computer graphics, computer
programming, and Internet technology curriculums and currently teaches courses in the Bioinformatics
Computing certificate program offered through the High Performance Computing Department at WTCC.
To register or receive more information, call the Regional Center office at 910.775.4000.
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