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Workshops: Bioinformatics Courses and Workshops, Fall and Winter, 2003

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Statistical Learning and Data Mining, taught by Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani of Stanford University, will be held at the University Park Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 15-16, 2003. The course provides an overview of statistical models for data mining, inference, and prediction. Further information: http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~hastie/mrc.html.

 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will host Bioinformatics: Writing Software for Genome Research Oct. 15-28, 2003. This course is geared toward researchers with little prior knowledge of programming, and teaches the Unix operating system, Perl, Web page development, and database design. Further information: http://meetings.cshl.org/2003/2003c-info.htm.

 

For those more interested in algorithm development, CSHL is offering Computational Genomics Nov. 5-11, 2003. The course is designed for biologists seeking advanced training in biological sequence analysis, computational biology core resource directors and staff, and scientists in other disciplines, such as computer science. The primary focus of the course is the theory and practice of algorithms used in computational biology. Further information: http://meetings.cshl.org/ 2003/2003c-ecg.htm.

 

The Pasteur Institute will host Informatics for Biology Jan. 5 - April 23, 2004. The course is geared toward biologists looking for an introduction to informatics and will cover algorithm development, logic, problem modeling, and design methods, as well as technical application areas like database design and web technologies that are relevant for biologists. The course will be taught in French. Further information: http://www.pasteur.fr/formation/infobio-en.html.

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