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== Introduction ==
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The [[Bioinformatics Organization]] offers professional development courses for continuing scientific education. These are short, postgraduate-level courses on computational topics of interest to prospective and practicing researchers in the life sciences. Course titles and descriptions are below.  We offer online and on-site courses, most of which can be customized for the needs of companies or organizations. Please contact us for further details.
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[[Image:online_course_1.png|right|300px|thumb|A screenshot of a live lecture held online]]
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''Click [http://mat.edu.bioinformatics.org/sample/ here] for a sample lecture (reduced resolution) on dChip.''
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For online courses, the Bioinformatics Organization uses a system for streaming the multimedia of live lectures. It incorporates the following features:
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*  Full A/V streaming from the instructor's computer to the students' computers
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*  Ability to show the instructor's desktop on the students' computers
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*  Ability to share PowerPoint slides and to use graphical "call-outs" with the students
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*  IM-style text chat between students and the instructor
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== Computer science topics ==
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Our courses in computer science use laboratory scenarios and data to introduce biologists to fundamental computing topics.
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The CS101 courses are for biologists who are unfamiliar with some or all of the computer languages and tools used in the bioinformatics discipline, and our CS102 and CS103 courses build upon the concepts introduced.  CS102 and CS103 courses are project-based and use take-home assignments to acquaint the biologist with larger and more complex computing problems.
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; Computer Language Series
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* [[CS101 Introduction to Bioinformatics Programming]]
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* [[CS101A Perl for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS102A Perl for Biologists, Level 2]]
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* [[CS103A Perl for Biologists, Level 3]]
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* [[CS101B R for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS102B R for Biologists, Level 2]]
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* [[CS101C MySQL for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS102C MySQL for Biologists, Level 2]]
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* [[CS101D MATLAB for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS101E Python for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS102E Python for Biologists, Level 2]]
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* [[CS101F Linux for Biologists, Level 1]]
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; Data Visualization Series
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* [[CS111 Introduction to Genome Browsers]]
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* [[CS112A Image Processing for Biologists, Level 1]]
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; Machine Learning Series
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* [[CS121 Introduction to Machine Learning]]
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== Biology topics ==
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Our courses in biology cover special topics in that field but introduce techniques for computational analysis that can be utilized by practitioners in any of the allied fields (CS, math, chemistry, engineering and physics).
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; Sequence Analysis Series
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* [[BI101 Introduction to DNA and Protein Sequence Analysis]]
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* [[BI231 NGS Data Analysis]]
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; Microarray Data Analysis Series
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* [[BI201 Gene Expression Analysis]]
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* [[BI202 SNP Genotyping]]
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* [[BI203 dChip for Gene Expression and SNP Microarray Data Analysis]]
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; Network & Pathway Analysis Series
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* [[BI211 Protein-Protein Interactions]]
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; Genomics Series
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* [[BI221 Mitochondriomics]]
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== Math topics ==
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Our courses in math use laboratory scenarios and data to introduce biologists to essential topics in mathematics.
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The MA101 courses are for biologists who are unfamiliar with some or all of the mathematical methods used in the bioinformatics discipline.
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; Biostatistics Series
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* [[MA101 Introduction to Data Analysis]]
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* [[MA101A Distributions, Tests and Graphics]]
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== Registration ==
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''NB: The educational services website at Bioinformatics.Org requires a separate account.''
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[http://www.bioinformatics.org/edu/login/signup.php Create a new account]
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*  [http://www.bioinformatics.org/edu/login/index.php Log in]
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== Calendar ==
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''Click [http://www.bioinformatics.org/edu/calendar/view.php?view=upcoming here] for a calendar of educational events.''
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== On-demand option ==
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"On-demand" courses come with pre-recorded lectures, and you may contact the instructor via email at your convenience.  The certificate is also provided with this option, and there are substantial discounts compared with the tuition of live courses (please see the course descriptions for tuition information).
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The on-demand courses contain all of the materials and lectures from the live courses, on DVD or via download.  Some of the videos are even recorded during live lectures.  The other materials included are PowerPoint slides, sample scripts, and sample data, which are referenced in the lectures.
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; Current on-demand courses
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* [[CS101A Perl for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS102A Perl for Biologists, Level 2]]
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* [[CS103A Perl for Biologists, Level 3]]
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* [[CS101B R for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS102B R for Biologists, Level 2]]
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* [[CS101C MySQL for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS101D MATLAB for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS101E Python for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[CS112A Image Processing for Biologists, Level 1]]
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* [[BI201 Gene Expression Analysis]]
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* [[BI202 SNP Genotyping]]
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* [[BI203 dChip for Gene Expression and SNP Microarray Data Analysis]]
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* [[BI231 NGS Data Analysis]]
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* [[MA101A Distributions, Tests and Graphics]]
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; On-demand bundle
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The course bundle is an on-demand option available for organizations that are interested in getting unlimited access to the courses taught by [[Shailender Nagpal]], Bioinformatics.Org's primary trainer. Price: $2,000 USD per user for perpetual access (academic user; for commercial users, please contact us). Any new courses created by this trainer in the first year will automatically become available. A renewal fee of 20% applies for adding such courses in subsequent years.
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{{Course additional}}
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== Our clients ==
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Many researchers and scientists have benefited from our workshops; here are some testimonials:
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''Very interactive and rewarding.'' -- Edouard Cadieu, Ph.D., NIH/NHGRI
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<br />''I really enjoyed the courses and look forward to future offerings.'' -- John Laycock, Ph.D., Amgen Inc.
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<br />''I learned a lot and got really motivated.'' -- Carlos J. Blondel, Santiago, Chile
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</blockquote>
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Our attendees come from far and wide; here's a partial list:
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*  Amgen
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*  BD Diagnostics
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*  Baylor College of Medicine
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*  Max Planck Institute
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*  McGill University
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*  Midwest Research Institute
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*  Sigma-Aldrich
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*  Transgene
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*  University of New Mexico
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*  US Department of Agriculture
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*  US National Cancer Institute
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*  US National Institutes of Health
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*  Wyeth Research
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==Additional information==
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{{Course additional}}

Revision as of 17:25, 25 September 2012

Contents

Introduction

The Bioinformatics Organization offers professional development courses for continuing scientific education. These are short, postgraduate-level courses on computational topics of interest to prospective and practicing researchers in the life sciences. Course titles and descriptions are below. We offer online and on-site courses, most of which can be customized for the needs of companies or organizations. Please contact us for further details.

A screenshot of a live lecture held online

Click here for a sample lecture (reduced resolution) on dChip.

For online courses, the Bioinformatics Organization uses a system for streaming the multimedia of live lectures. It incorporates the following features:

Computer science topics

Our courses in computer science use laboratory scenarios and data to introduce biologists to fundamental computing topics.

The CS101 courses are for biologists who are unfamiliar with some or all of the computer languages and tools used in the bioinformatics discipline, and our CS102 and CS103 courses build upon the concepts introduced. CS102 and CS103 courses are project-based and use take-home assignments to acquaint the biologist with larger and more complex computing problems.

Computer Language Series
Data Visualization Series
Machine Learning Series

Biology topics

Our courses in biology cover special topics in that field but introduce techniques for computational analysis that can be utilized by practitioners in any of the allied fields (CS, math, chemistry, engineering and physics).

Sequence Analysis Series
Microarray Data Analysis Series
Network & Pathway Analysis Series
Genomics Series

Math topics

Our courses in math use laboratory scenarios and data to introduce biologists to essential topics in mathematics.

The MA101 courses are for biologists who are unfamiliar with some or all of the mathematical methods used in the bioinformatics discipline.

Biostatistics Series

Registration

NB: The educational services website at Bioinformatics.Org requires a separate account.

Calendar

Click here for a calendar of educational events.

On-demand option

"On-demand" courses come with pre-recorded lectures, and you may contact the instructor via email at your convenience. The certificate is also provided with this option, and there are substantial discounts compared with the tuition of live courses (please see the course descriptions for tuition information).

The on-demand courses contain all of the materials and lectures from the live courses, on DVD or via download. Some of the videos are even recorded during live lectures. The other materials included are PowerPoint slides, sample scripts, and sample data, which are referenced in the lectures.

Current on-demand courses
On-demand bundle

The course bundle is an on-demand option available for organizations that are interested in getting unlimited access to the courses taught by Shailender Nagpal, Bioinformatics.Org's primary trainer. Price: $2,000 USD per user for perpetual access (academic user; for commercial users, please contact us). Any new courses created by this trainer in the first year will automatically become available. A renewal fee of 20% applies for adding such courses in subsequent years.

Please contact us for questions or additional information.

Our clients

Many researchers and scientists have benefited from our workshops; here are some testimonials:

Very interactive and rewarding. -- Edouard Cadieu, Ph.D., NIH/NHGRI
I really enjoyed the courses and look forward to future offerings. -- John Laycock, Ph.D., Amgen Inc.
I learned a lot and got really motivated. -- Carlos J. Blondel, Santiago, Chile

Our attendees come from far and wide; here's a partial list:

Additional information

Please contact us for questions or additional information.

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