[Bioperl-l] Course in informatics for biology 2006 at Institut Pasteur

Katja Schuerer schuerer at genomining.com
Thu Jun 16 04:26:14 EDT 2005


        Course in informatics for biology 2006 at Institut Pasteur

In the series of courses offered at the Pasteur Institute, a course  
will be offered in informatics in biology. The next session will take
place from January to end of April 2006.

The main goal of this course is to provide researchers in biology an  
initial exposure to informatics. Admitance in the course is reserved for
those with a degree in biology or a related discipline.

With more and more bioinformatics tools available, it becomes  
increasingly important for researchers in biology to be able both to
manage their data, implement their ideas, and judge for themselves the
usefulness of new algorithms and software.

This course will emphasize fundamental aspects of computer science and  
apply them to biological examples. Theoretical aspects (algorithm
development, logic, problem modeling and design methods), and technical
applications (databases and web technologies) that are relevant for
biologists will be thoroughly discussed.

Programming is presented through the object-oriented paradigm, using a  
modern high-level language, Python, provided with tools for biology and
enabling both prototyping or scripting and the building of important
software systems. Learning of additional languages (perl and C) will be
available for interested students.

Learning during the course will be reinforced with computing exercises, 
and effective training will be provided by a 2 month research project.

The working language of the course is French.

For further information, please consult:  


 *** Registration will be closed on October 15 2005. ***


Catherine Letondal, Institut Pasteur  & Katja Schuerer, Genomining
Course informatics for biology -- www.pasteur.fr/formation/infobio

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