[BiO BB] Course in Informatics for Biology 2006 at Institut Pasteur

Catherine Letondal letondal at pasteur.fr
Wed Jul 6 14:52:33 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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