Keystone Skills in Bioinformatics
Course Dates: 3rd – 7th & 10th – 14th Feb, 2014
Course Location/Venue: CEH Wallingford
Course Leader(s): Dawn Field, Pete Kille, Tracey Timms-Wilson, Richard Nichols, Tim Booth, Norman Morrison
Students on this two-week residential course will learn foundational skills in bioinformatics and associated statistical innovations. The course is centred around the Bio-Linux computing platform. In addition to learning sound computing skills in a Linux environment we will also familiarize students with the use of cloud computing, programming (in two languages, Python and R) and workflows (with Taverna). This will give the students a rounded view of the use and creation of bespoke solutions for analysis of data. Students will use their own laptops in the course and return to their laboratories with all the software/materials as part of a working Bio-Linux distribution where they can continue to work on their own data. Successful applicants will receive an EOS training fellowship that covers food and accommodation for the duration of the course.
This NERC-funded course is an ELIXIR-UK training activity.
Target Audience: PhD students and early career scientists (postdoctoral researchers)
Eligibility Open: NERC funded students and researchers prioritized
How to Apply: On-line by by December 15th (see http://goo.gl/Mw3qux)
Course Webpage: http://environmentalomics.org/foundations/
Course contact: Tracey Timms-Wilson
Full details of the course schedule, logistics and a link to the application form can be found here.