ourse in informatics for biology 2004

Catherine Letondal letondal at pasteur.fr
Mon Sep 15 10:56:01 EST 2003

		Course in informatics for biology 2004

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 end of 
April 2004. 

The main goal of this course is to provide researchers in biology an initial exposure 
to informatics. Admitance in the course is reserved for those with a degree in biology 
or a related discipline. 

With more and more bioinformatics tools available, it becomes increasingly important 
for researchers in biology to be able both to manage their data, implement their ideas, 
and judge for themselves the usefulness of new algorithms and software. 

This course will emphasize fundamental aspects of computer science and apply them 
to biological examples. Theoretical aspects (algorithm development, logic, problem 
modeling and design methods), and technical applications (databases and web technologies) 
that are relevant for biologists will be thoroughly discussed. 

Programming is presented through the object-oriented paradigm, using a modern high-level 
language, Python, provided with tools for biology and enabling both prototyping or 
scripting and the building of important software systems. Learning of additional 
languages (perl and C) will be available for interested students. 

Learning during the course will be reinforced with computing exercises, and effective 
training will be provided by a 2 month research project. 

The working language of the course is French.

For further information, please consult: http://www.pasteur.fr/formation/infobio-en.html

           *** please notice that registration will close by the end of september ***


Catherine Letondal -- Pasteur Institute Computing Center

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