Course in informatics for biology 2005
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
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
Catherine Letondal -- Pasteur Institute Computing Center