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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bioinformatics Short Time Courses

Here are some bioinformatics courses, These are geared towards:

- Scientists, so they can think like a programmer and solve bottlenecks in data-based Biology
- Computer programmers, so they know how to solve bioinformatics problems for scientists
- Bioinformaticians, so they can advance their skills in newer application areas

Some of these courses include scripting and database management with Linux, Perl, R, Matlab and MySql, while others include learning to use software for analyzing data from Microarray, NGS, Metabolomics and Proteomics platforms. A course on High Performance Computing and Primer Design is also offered. A detailed roster of scheduled courses is available at:
http://www.bioinformatics.org/edu/calendar/view.php?view=upcoming

Additionally, through Bioinformatics.org, an instructor-led program in practical bioinformatics is being offered. The goal here is to provide attendees a broad overview of the bioinformatics landscape, while giving them hands-on experience with tools used in various application areas of bioinformatics such as NGS, Microarrays, Metabolomics and Proteomics. Details can be found at: 
http://www.bioinformatics.org/wiki/Educational_services#Trainer-Led_Program_in_Bioinformatics
 

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