Bioinformatics – a User’s Approach

The aim of this course is to present a hands-on approach to bioinformatics utility software for computing novices. The course will provide an overview of available software, discuss some of the ideas behind he approaches and tackle some common tasks.…

Share and Flourish: New Standards for Data Sharing in the Neurosciences

Data sharing has many benefits. It makes science more open and inclusive, it improves reproducibility, it enables more powerful statistical analysis, it promotes re-use of data, and it facilitates the development of new analysis methods. Virtually all researchers in neuroscience…

Fluctuations in Population Biology, Epidemiology and Evolution

Noise plays a fundamental role in population dynamics, epidemiology and evolution. The sources of noise can be intrinsic, such as a finite number of agents participating in the interactions on the level of populations, cells, genes or single molecules, or…

Introduction into Quantitative Biology

Discoveries in the biological sciences increasingly require combining sophisticated technologies, quantitative measurements, and theoretical approaches such as bioinformatics, mathematical modelling and computer simulations. Hence, modern Life Sciences research faces the challenge to integrate different scientific disciplines and foster collaborative projects…

Scientific programming in Python

Python programming course. The course is targeted at PhD students, Postdocs, or anyone willing to learn how to program in Python. Students are assumed to have some experience with programming, but not necessarily in Python, and the UNIX shell. There…

Exploring Natures Molecular Machines

The course aims to introduce the student to the molecular principles and advanced technology for decoding nature’s molecular machines. The acquired knowledge provides a rationale for novel therapeutic interventions and applications in nano- and synthetic biology. We will focus on…

Analysis of microarray and RNA Seq expression data using R/BioC and web tools

Many companies are facing themselves with a tsunami of big data sets. Companies often organize themselves in consortia to deal with the development of tools necessary for analysis of such data (e.g. large-scale sequencing data). However, there is also a…

Algorithms for Biological Networks

Molecular biology is concerned with the study of the presence of and interactions between molecules, at the cellular and sub-cellular level. In bioinformatics and systems biology, algorithms and tools are developed to model these interactions, with various goals: predicting yet…

Advanced Microscopy Course

The course provides an in-depth view of specific advanced imaging techniques used at imaging centers of AMC, NKI and FNWI. The course focuses fully on intensive hands-on practical sessions and interactive discussions with experts in the various microscope techniques. On…