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Training in computational and bioinformatics approaches to biological problems is an important part of the CCBB mission. Each semester, we offer a variety of short courses each semester in diverse topics for learning computational approaches to solving biological problems. Each course costs $25, and meets for one day, lasting between two to three hours per course.

Spring 2016 Semester Courses

‚óŹ Introduction to Unix for Bioinformatics

  • Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
  • Time: 9:30-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: FAC 101B
  • Instructors: Rayna Harris (Graduate Student, Hofmann Lab) and Rebecca Tarvin (Graduate Student, Canatella Lab)

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Students in this course will learn the basics of using UNIX from the command line. We will cover introductory topics including the file system, the shell, permissions, and text files. Students will manipulate text files and directories, use pipes and filters, write for loops, create shell scripts, and learn commands for finding things. The learning objectives of the course are to develop some basic comfort at the command line, get a sense of what's possible, and learn how to find help.

Course Website: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/2016-04-28-intro-to-unix

‚óŹIntroduction to R for Bioinformatics

  • Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • Time: 9:30-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: FAC 101B
  • Instructor: Rayna Harris (Graduate Student, Hofmann Lab) and Rebecca Tarvin (Graduate Student, Canatella Lab)

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This course is designed to teach students the basics of programming in R. Students in this course will learn information about R syntax and the RStudio interface, how to import files, ways to manipulate data frames, how to calculate summary statistics, and basic plotting. We will also introduce installation of R packages and familiarize participants with help documentation and online resources.

Course Website: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/2016-05-05-into-to-R

Please visit our Fall 2015 archive here for past courses.