Introduction to Bioinformatics

Central Clinical School Short Course: Introduction to Bioinformatics

Introduction to Bioinformatics

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ConvenorDr Dieter Bulach
Date27 August 2014
Time1:00pm - 5:00pm
VenueThe Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Level 5, Tutorial Room 5
Suitable forThis workshop is part of the Central Clinical School's training program for PhD candidates, but teaching/research staff are welcome. The workshop is designed as a starting point for participants to develop an interest or skills in Bioinformatics
Aims After completing this course participants will have:
  • An overview of the current commercial sequencing technologies
  • A knowledge of the types of files normally encountered when analysing sequence data
  • A basic understanding of the strategies used for the analysis sequence read data.
  • Had ‘hands-on’ experience with the Galaxy analysis platform
  • Had an introduction to the resources available through the Genomics Virtual Laboratory (computing resources and self-training materials)
OverviewThe workshop format will be a lecture introducing some of the basics about current sequencing technologies and an overview of sequence analysis strategies. This will be followed by a practical session that will guide participants through layout and features of the Galaxy analysis platform. Participants will have the opportunity to run through a simple analysis exercise. The workshop will end with a short presentation on the resources available at the Genomics Virtual Laboratory.
MaterialsAccess to computing resources and learning materials will be provided to participants. See note below re laptop.
LaptopAll participants are required to bring a laptop. Participants should also ensure they have wireless access (Monash University Wireless, eduroam services are available in the room).
PlacesPlace numbers are capped at 20.
CateringAfternoon tea provided.
FeeFree – this session is part of the pilot program that is developing teaching resources for the new PhD program and delivered as part of the CCS’s subscription to the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI)

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