Informatics for Biology lessons at Pasteur Institute

Laurent Bloch bloch at pasteur.fr
Mon Jul 17 12:42:12 EST 1995

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).

Course Description

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
   Biological software
	Algorithms						30h
	Examples (Molecular modeling)		practical	30h
   Installation (gcc)						10h
   Machine architecture and System planning			10h
   Logic							10h
   Networks							10h
Total							       257h

Course Instructors

	Laurent Bloch
	William Saurin
	Frederic Chauveau
        Harald Wertz
	Catherine Letondal
	Daniel Azuelos
	Eric Gressier
	Thierry Rose
        Louis Jones
	Guy Vaysseix
	Stephane Bortzmeyer

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