Course in informatics offered at the Pasteur Institute.
In the series of courses offered at the Pasteur Institute, a course
will be offered in informatics in biology. The next session will take
place from January to March 1995. The course description is attached.
Registration is mandatory via the committee of courses. Call the
secretary of Information and Education of the Pasteur Institute at
+33 (1) 45 68 81 40 or via E-mail at algo at pasteur.fr for further
The working language of the course is French. Tuition costs: a
nominal fee, approximately 2 500 French Francs (500 US Dollars).
Informatics in biology
The objective of this course is to give to the researchers and future
researchers in biology, an initial exposure to informatics. Entry in
the course is reserved to those with a degree in biology or an equivalent
With more and more tools available to the biologist, it has become important
that the biologist acquire the ability to judge for themselves the
usefulness of a new software by the algorithms it employs.
The accent is put on the fundamental aspect of this discipline. Two
applications in biology will be studied, the analysis of sequences
and molecular modeling.
The theoretic aspects of informatics will be introduced: programming
languages, programing, logic, and also in the technical domain of
the system, the network, and computer architecture. Programming is taught
according to the functional paradigm (Scheme), but other styles
of programming, such as algorithmic and object oriented, will be introduced.
The goal of an excellent level of theory will not hurt the acquisition of
practical knowledge which will be directly usable in the labratory.
The course will consist of lectures and practical sessions.
Algorithms and programming lecture 60h
Algorithms and programming practical 30h
Programming languages 10h
Object-oriented programming 10h
Algorithmic programming 6h
The programming language C and systems programming 20h
System administration practical 6h
Data Bases Management Systems 10h
History of informatics lecture 5h
Perspectives of informatics lecture 10h
Examples (Molecular modeling) practical 30h
Installation (gcc) 10h
Machine architecture and System planning 10h