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Professional Certificate in Bioinformatics

The GplusE project is delighted to announce a 2- week course on Bioinformatics for postgraduate students. At the end of the course, the participants will receive a professional certificate in Bioinformatics.
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Date: May 23rd – June 3rd, 2016
Location: University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine and Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research (This link provides information on how to get to the UCD Belfield campus http://www.ucd.ie/gettingtoucd.htm. The course will take place in Building 74 on this map: https://www.ucd.ie/maps/ucdmap_eng.html)
Entry requirement: Undergraduate degree in Agriculture, Life Sciences or Veterinary Medicine
Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/zexhsa6 (Click the apply button on the bottom of the page)
Download the draft timetable of the course

Cost:

  • Free for all GplusE project members
  • 1 500 Euros for non-project participants

Lecturers:

  • Dr. Gavin Conant, University of Missouri
  • Dr. Chris Elsik, University of Missouri
  • Prof. Denis Shields, University College Dublin
  • Prof. Michel Georges, University of Liege-FVM or others from the same university
  • Prof. Jan Fostier, UGent
  • Prof. Willem Waegemn, UGent

The outline of the course includes:

  • Basic scripting
  • Introduction to next-generation sequencing
  • Protein structure modelling and analysis
  • Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Network biology
  • SNP data and use in GWAS

Programme of topics:

  • Genome structure, sequencing/assembly, annotation
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • LINUX/UNIX
  • Intro to evolutionary selection
  • Population genomics
  • Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
  • Scripting for evolutionary simulation
  • Population genetics/drift/selection
  • Refining evolution Sims
  • Tree-thinking/Darwin’s big idea
  • Phylogenetics
  • Network biology—Theory & Cytoscape
  • Metabolic modelling/FBA
  • Protein structure prediction

(If there is a lot of interest, may continue in subsequent years and in other universities, but for now focus on 2016).

You can download information on the accomodation options.

Please email irene.ward@ucd.ie if you have any questions.

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