[BiO BB] Tuition waivers available for Bioinformatics.Org courses

J.W. Bizzaro 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.


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:

Afghanistan                   Macedonia
Albania                       Madagascar
Algeria                       Malawi
Angola                        Maldives
Armenia                       Mali
Azerbaijan                    Marshall Islands
Bangladesh                    Mauritania
Belarus                       Micronesia
Benin                         Moldova
Bhutan                        Mongolia
Bolivia                       Morocco
Bosnia and Herzegovina        Mozambique
Brazil                        Myanmar
Bulgaria                      Namibia
Burkina Faso                  Nepal
Burundi                       Nicaragua
Cambodia                      Niger
Cameroon                      Nigeria
Cape Verde                    Pakistan
Central African Republic      Papua New Guinea
Chad                          Paraguay
China                         Peru
Colombia                      Philippines
Comoros                       Romania
Congo                         Russia
Cuba                          Rwanda
Djibouti                      Samoa
Dominican Republic            Senegal
Ecuador                       Sierra Leone
Egypt                         Solomon Islands
El Salvador                   Somalia
Equatorial Guinea             South Africa
Eritrea                       Sri Lanka
Ethiopia                      Sudan
Fiji                          Suriname
Gambia                        Swaziland
Georgia                       São Tomé and Principe
Ghana                         Tajikistan
Guatemala                     Tanzania
Guinea                        Thailand
Guinea-Bissau                 Timor-Leste
Guyana                        Togo
Haiti                         Tonga
Honduras                      Tunisia
India                         Turkey
Indonesia                     Turkmenistan
Iran                          Uganda
Iraq                          Ukraine
Ivory Coast                   Uzbekistan
Jamaica                       Vanuatu
Jordan                        Vietnam
Kazakhstan                    West Bank and Gaza
Kenya                         Yemen
Kiribati                      Zambia
Korea, North                  Zimbabwe
Kyrgyz Republic

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.

DEADLINE: Saturday

Applications will be kept on file for consideration for future courses.

If you have any questions, please write to edu at bioinformatics.org

J.W. Bizzaro
Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. (Bioinformatics.Org)
E-mail: jeff at bioinformatics.org
Phone:  +1 508 890 8600

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