Computer skills for biological research
1 - 3 July 2008, Geneva
Teachers: Dr. Mathias Currat & Dr. José Manuel Nunes
Guarantor: Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva
This course intends to present useful computer tools and techniques for young researchers in biology that substantially extend basic computer knowledge acquired at undergraduate levels. Upon conclusion of the course the attendees are expected to be able to:
- manipulate data files and file format conversions,
- use comfortably GNU/linux workstations environments
- work with shells and write shell scripts,
- understand the compilation process and adapt or modify computer programs (available source code supposed).
The training will provide a minimal theoretical basis in each of the topics listed below and concentrate on practical aspects through numerous applications. It will confer a working autonomy to solve problems while handling data and conducting data analyses pertinent to the researcher in biology.
1. GNU/linux workstation, shell and command line utilities
2. Programming in the shell
3. Working with computer clusters
4. Using web applications and facilities for research
Type : course, category S
Number of participants: maximum 20
Location: University of Geneva, Sciences III building, computer room 0078. (map)
Schedule : 10 to 13 and 14 to 17.00
Priority is given to PhD students of the ecology and evolution doctoral program. Other PhD students, master students, Postdocs and academics can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.
The course is full!
Coordinator of the Inter-University
Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution
University of Lausanne
Tel: +41 (0)21 692 4244
Fax: +41 (0)21 692 4165