[BiO BB] Search and Mining, Bioinformatics Training Course

Pedro Fernandes pfern at igc.gulbenkian.pt
Tue Jul 15 11:37:03 EDT 2008

The Gulbenkian Training Programme in Bioinformatics

Deadline for applications: July 30th 2008

Powerful Search and Mining in Biological Databases - PSMBD08

- Ophir Frieder, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
- Jay Urbain, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL, USA

Course dates: September 14th - 18th 2008

We introduce the foundations of information systems as they relate to
Bioinformatics. We assume no prior knowledge, as we initially overview the
principal methods in relational database management systems, information
retrieval, and data mining. We describe evaluation approaches and support
instruction via hands-on laboratory assignments. This course will serve as an
introduction for work in the field and will provide the participants with the
fundamental understanding to conduct research in this domain.
Target audience: The course was designed to suit a mixed audience of newcomers
to Bioinformatics - with or without a biological background, and practitioners
that wish to deepen their knowledge in the foundations of information systems,
as they apply to the Bioinformatics world. It will also suit power users and
software developers. Special attention will be given to Search and Data Mining
techniques in the scope of the design, construction and exploration of
biological databases. Some of the particular aspects of their implementation in
high performace platforms will be covered.

We cannot provide scholarships. However we can help in finding very cheap
accomodation and food around the Campus, to alleviate tour total costs

Contacts: see http://gtpb.igc.gulbenkian.pt
Pedro Fernandes, GTPB Coordinator
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia,

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