Bioinformatics.org Upcoming courses

The following courses at Bioinformatics.Org are coming up and available for registration.  Please see the corresponding URLs for more information.

CS101A Perl for Biologists, Level 1; Jan. 24-28, 2011

    Taught in the context of biological research, this course helps biologists learn how to use the scripting language Perl to automate certain tasks. Armed with some knowledge and hands-on experience with a programming or scripting language, scientists taking a CS101 course at the Bioinformatics Organization will be able to perform basic software development tasks and phrase research questions in the context of the language.

More: http://www.bioinformatics.org/wiki/CS101A_Perl_for_Biologists,_Level_1
Join: http://www.bioinformatics.org/edu/AAGG
 
CS101B R for Biologists, Level 1; Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2011

    Taught in the context of biological research, this course helps biologists learn how to use the statistical scripting language R for data analysis. Armed with some knowledge and hands-on experience with a programming or scripting language, scientists taking a CS101 course at Bioinformatics.Org will be able to perform basic software development tasks and phrase research questions in the context of the language.

More: http://www.bioinformatics.org/wiki/CS101B_R_for_Biologists,_Level_1
Join: http://www.bioinformatics.org/edu/AAGT
 
CS101E Python for Biologists, Level 1; Feb. 7-11, 2011

    This course teaches Biologists how to use Python as a programming language to automate routine data management tasks in biological research and solve difficult data-related computational problems. Data could be DNA or amino acid sequence, microarray data, images, mass spectrometry data, LIMS data, or any other kind of biological information.

More: http://www.bioinformatics.org/wiki/CS101E_Python_for_Biologists,_Level_1
Join: http://www.bioinformatics.org/edu/AATA

List of all upcoming online courses:

  http://www.bioinformatics.org/edu/Upcoming

Online courses at Bioinformatics.Org offer several advantages to scientists over books and self-paced learning:

* In-depth courses with innovative, easy-to-understand materials (slides, scripts and datasets)

* Live sessions with the instructor, online via streaming multimedia

* Shorter, distributed sessions and plenty of time for assignments

* Opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification

* Recorded videos of lectures and materials, which are available indefinitely for attendees

* Discussion forums for students and instructors to share expertise and information

Discounts are available for those in non-profit organizations and those paying for themselves. Please check the description pages for details.

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