2015 SUMMER SCHOOL FOR BIG DATA IN BIOLOGY
REGISTRATION FOR 2016 COURSES, HELD MAY 23-26, 2016 WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. STAY TUNED.
The Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to host the 2nd annual Summer School for Big Data in Biology May 26–29, 2015.
The Summer School offers intensive four-day workshops on diverse topics for analysis of large-scale DNA, RNA, and protein datasets. 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 advanced users.
This year we offer 10 workshops. Each workshop 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.
If you have never used TACC, Linux/Unix, or R, but the course suggests familiarity with these, here are some useful links.
|MORNING 9 a.m.-12 p.m.||AFTERNOON 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.|
|Introductory Courses (no programming experience necessary)|
|DNA and RNA sequencing methods and analyses|
|Proteomics and Protein Modeling|
REGISTRATION FOR COURSES IS NOW CLOSED
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Location: MEZ 1.118
Description: This four-day workshop provides a basic introduction to python programming in the context of biological computing. Students will learn basic Unix as well as fundamental concepts in python programming, including data structures, control flow, and code hygiene. Skills and topics introduced in this course will contribute to a solid foundation and familiarity with basic programming concepts for students to apply in their own research.
Intended Audience: Anyone interested in performing computational analyses on biological (or other) data is welcome to attend. No background is required, although basic familiarity with Unix and programming concepts may be helpful.
Computer Requirements: Students should bring their own laptop. Software will be installed in class.
Instructor: Stephanie Spielman, Graduate Student
Instructor Bio: Stephanie Spielman is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in Claus Wilke’s lab through the EEB program. Her research focuses on computational molecular evolution. She is broadly interested in “best practices” in evolutionary data analysis - in other words, what are the best approaches/methodologies that we can use to extract meaningful biological information from genetic data? Stephanie is also interested in teaching, mentoring, and education.
Please read this disclaimer if you are using the UT ProCard for payment!
We will accept personal credit cards, UT ProCards (but please read this for important information regarding the use of the ProCard that could effect your registration), and IDT (interdepartmental transfer). Registration dates and fees are as follows:
March 12, 2015 - May 18, 2015
UT-Austin or BEACON
- * Our staff will confirm affiliations with UT.
- ** Non-UT students must send us a copy of their current student identification. Send PDF scan to this email address
- Contact our office at 512-471-5261 for more information.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
A full refund of registration fees, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be available if requested in writing and received by May 17, 2015. No refunds will be made after that date. Please note that course substitutions cannot be made. If you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. UT-Austin reserves the right to cancel workshops and to return all fees in the event of insufficient registration.
Location: All workshops will take place in the MEZ building. Room number will be released to class roster shortly before course begins.
Food: Beverages and snacks will be served during 15 minute morning and afternoon breaks. There are also soda and snack machines located in the MEZ building.
Parking: Parking on campus is at a premium. Since the Summer School occurs during the break between the spring and summer semesters, the UT Shuttles will not be operating. The nearest parking garages are the Brazos parking garage (BRG) located at 210 E. MLK, the San Antonio Garage (SAG) located at 2420 San Antonio Street, and the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center parking garage (CCG) located at 1900 University Avenue. Parking in any of the "A," "F," "D," "OV" or "O" spaces on campus might result in the issuance of a citation. Rates for all campus garages.