Course aim: To introduce commonly used bioinformatic concepts, tools and resources in molecular biological research. This course will be given twice a year (october and february).
Date: Feb, Oct
Target audience: Life science Master students
Program: This introductory course provides an overview of the importance of Bioinformatics in various biological disciplines. While a (medical) biological background is required, no programming skills are needed. The course can be considered a general introduction to bioinformatics, with a focus on the research that is performed at Utrecht University. The theory and tools for bioinformatics provided are very useful for any life science researcher. The course will be partially theoretical with general lectures (~30%) but the major focus will be on working with various tools and datasets. These computer tasks are performed in groups of 2 students. The course will be concluded on the last day with an exam in the form of tasks that should be completed on the computer. Active participation during the course provides sufficient preparation to complete these tasks.
For details, see course website.