Deadline: Friday, 03 June 2022 at 11:59 pm
H3ABioNet Introduction to Bioinformatics Training Course (IBT) 2022 – Africans
The time has come for the 7th iteration of H3ABioNet’s Introduction to Bioinformatics Training Course (IBT)!. H3ABioNet’s Introduction to Bioinformatics course aims to provide an introduction to the field of bioinformatics, with a focus on important bioinformatics tools, and resources. Over a period of 3 months of intensive biweekly contact sessions, the course combines theoretical and practical sessions to allow participants to gain practical experience in using various tools and resources. During contact sessions, classrooms meet virtually to discuss the session’s content with each other and the trainer.
The course is aimed at individuals from a molecular biology background who have a basic understanding of biochemistry and/or genetics and would like to become bioinformatics users. For an explanation on who ‘bioinformatics users’ might be, see Figure 2 in http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003496. A baseline level of the understanding of the central dogma of biology (DNA -> RNA -> Protein) is a requirement..
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
• Explain the use of Bioinformatics
• Name key Bioinformatics techniques and tools
• Locate important biological databases and retrieve data
• Use selected tools effectively to run specific Bioinformatics analyses
• Understand the strengths and limitations of the various techniques