2018 SUMMER SCHOOL FOR BIG DATA IN BIOLOGY
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The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to host the 4th Annual Summer School for Big Data in Biology May 21–24, 2018. The summer school provides a unique hands-on opportunity to acquire valuable skills directly from experts in the field, with courses tailored towards novices or intermediate and advance users.
This year we are offering 6 courses. Each will meet for four half-days (either mornings or afternoons) for a total of twelve hours. Instructors will post lectures, datasets, exercises, and course information on a website accessible to enrolled participants. There will be no examinations, but participants may request certificates of completion. Academic credit will not be issued. Please carefully check the specified prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in a course. Payment information for courses is at the bottom of this page.
Make sure your Unix and TACC skills are up to date for the Summer School!
Many courses prefer familiarity with Unix and TACC. If you are in need of a refresher for these topics, check out the following 3-hour short courses.
Introduction to Unix: Wednesday, May 2. For course details and to register, visit: this site
Introduction to TACC: Wednesday, May 9. For course details and to register, visit: this site
|TOPIC||MORNING COURSES Mon - Thur, May 21-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.||AFTERNOON COURSES Mon - Thur, May 21-24, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.|
DNA and RNA sequencing methods and analyses
REGISTRATION FOR COURSES IS CLOSED
Day and Time: Mon-Thur 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: PAR 204
Description: This course is a quick introduction to basics of different programming languages and paradigms useful in biology. It will touch on the Unix command line, basics of using TACC, a quick introduction to Python, and some tidbits of each useful for working with bioinformatics data files. No previous programming experience will be assumed.
Instructor: Benjamin (Benni) Goetz, M.S., Bioinformatics Consultant
Instructor Bio: Benni is a bioinformatics consultant in CCBB. Python, Bash, and huge computing clusters are some of his favorite things. In a previous life, Benni studied pure math: differential geometry in particular.
Computer requirement: Students must bring their own laptops. Windows users should have PuttySSH installed. PuttySSH can be found here: http://bfy.tw/HjQA Mac or Linux users will not need to install anything extra.
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