This is a common area that students often converse to study, type reports, research class assignments, and just socialize between classes. Bioinformatics lab (BIOL 332L) is convened here during the Fall semester. The course explores the application of molecular biology, computers and the internet to generate and mange DNA and protein sequence data to answer biological questions. The course also investigates the management and analysis of real and archived data in Genbank (National Center for Biotechnology Information) and other databases around the world. The computer terminals are used by the more advanced students to understand genome organization and evolution. Students also get hands-on training on retrieval, alignment, comparative genomics, phylogenetic inferences, analyses of protein structure and micro-array data interpretation.