Bioinformatics Group

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Monika Wood, M.S. R&D Bioinformatics Promega Corporation 2800 Woods Hollow Rd. Madison, WI 53711 USA Tel: (608) 274-4330 Fax: (608) 277-2601 Email: Website:

Bioinformatics Group:

       Staff: 1 (myself, since 2001)
       Client base: ~ 90 R&D scientists (working in reagent development)
       Areas of support:
               Sequence analysis (training, consulting)
               In silico design of synthetic sequences (consulting,


               Molecular modeling and visualization (service)
               Identification and evaluation of tools and resources for

special project needs (consulting, service)

               Maintenance of website with links to internal and external

tools and resources

       In-house tools supported: Vector NTI Suite, Insight II
       On-line tools licensed: Transfac database (Biobase), GEMS


       Hardware: 1 SGI Octane (IRIX), 1 Sun Ultra 5 (Solaris), all

scientists have PCs (Windows)

       Funding for staff: permanent employee
       Funding for new tools: R&D budget; becoming a serious problem due to

outrageous licensing fees

       Training: currently on-demand; formal plan needs to be developed


Personal Interests:

       Biomolecular engineering, directed evolution
       Protein structure/function, molecular modeling
               "Current Techniques in Protein & Genetic Engineering" course

at BTCI (,

               "Molecular Genetics" course at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Course offerings:

       Promega's private non-profit foundation ( offers

Bioinformatics courses organized by Jeff Blanchard of NCGR (former post-doc at Promega).