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[Bio-software] Course in informatics for biology 2008 at Institut Pasteur

Catherine Letondal via bio-soft%40net.bio.net (by letondal from pasteur.Fr)
Wed Sep 26 05:05:10 EST 2007


     Course in informatics for biology 2008 at Institut Pasteur

     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 2008.

     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 an additional language (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:


  *** Registration will be closed on October 15 2007. ***


Benno Schwikowski & Catherine Letondal, Institut Pasteur
Course informatics for biology

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