[Biodevelopers] Course in informatics for biology 2008 at Institut Pasteur

Catherine Letondal letondal at pasteur.Fr
Fri Aug 3 04:59:45 EDT 2007


      Course in informatics for biology 2008 at Institut Pasteur

      In the series of courses offered at the Pasteur Institute, a  
will be offered in informatics in biology. The next session will take
place from January to end of April 2008.

      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 an additional language (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

      The working language of the course is French.

For further information, please consult:


   *** Registration will be closed on October 1 2007. ***


Benno Schwikowski & Catherine Letondal
Institut Pasteur -- Course in Informatics for Biology

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