[BiO BB] Tuition waivers available for Bioinformatics.Org courses
jeff at bioinformatics.org
Tue Mar 20 22:31:10 EDT 2007
Bioinformatics.Org is offering 5 tuition waivers for the online course BI201B Microarray Data Analysis, Part 2: SNP Genotyping, March 26-30, 2007. This means that 5 people will be able to take this tuition-based, week-long course and receive a certificate of completion from Bioinformatics.Org, all for free.
This course helps to demystify Affymetrix analysis so that any researcher can take the basic steps to go from a chip image to genotypes, for each SNP, and to the copy number or linkage associated with the SNPs in given samples. Various tools will be covered, such as GCOS, GTYPE, BRLMM, CNAT, Excel, MATLAB, and free tools like Dchip.
Please note that the live lectures take place between 15:30 and 18:30 UTC (GMT), which is in the middle of the night for Asia and the Pacific islands. However, the lectures are recorded in reduced resolution and can be viewed the following day, each day.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE COURSE:
QUALIFICATIONS & HOW TO APPLY:
Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:
1. Applicants for the waivers must be residing in one of the following nations and territories (taken from the World Bank's 2004 list of low and lower-middle income economies) and be a citizen or legal resident of the respective nation:
Azerbaijan Marshall Islands
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mozambique
Burkina Faso Nepal
Cape Verde Pakistan
Central African Republic Papua New Guinea
Dominican Republic Senegal
Ecuador Sierra Leone
Egypt Solomon Islands
El Salvador Somalia
Equatorial Guinea South Africa
Eritrea Sri Lanka
Georgia São Tomé and Principe
Ivory Coast Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan West Bank and Gaza
Korea, North Zimbabwe
Since there isn't time for verification of residence via postal mail, the applicant must submit the research statement mentioned below from an IP address that resolves (via reverse lookup) to a postal address in one of these nations (i.e., don't use a yahoo.com or hotmail.com account).
2. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English and science by submitting a 300- to 500-word statement of research interests, including how the course content is related to their research, to edu at bioinformatics.org
3. Applicants must have daily access to a computer with an Internet connection that has a transfer speed in excess of 768 kbps, such as at a university or an Internet cafe. This is required for viewing the live or recorded lectures.
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE: Sunday
Applications will be kept on file for consideration for future courses.
If you have any questions, please write to edu at bioinformatics.org
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E-mail: jeff at bioinformatics.org
Phone: +1 508 890 8600
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