France, Angers

Dealing with big data and big models in biology

when 27 June 2016 - 8 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 650

Bioinformatics is an exciting new area of interdisciplinary science. The future of many biological and medical studies promotes smart use of computational tools as an essential knowledge in scientists background.

Course leader

Dr. Jérémie BOURDON
Dr. Frédéric LARDEUX

Target group

This program is ideal for those wishing to develop advanced skills in bioinformatics. Prior experience in computer science and computer programming is not required.
This summer school is aimed at undergraduate students from 3th year to Ph.D. in biological sciences / medicine / pharmacy / informatics / engineering or other scientific background.

Course aim

The program developed in this summer school aims at bringing students the ability to conduct ambitious biological studies from big data analysis to extract relevant biomarkers to large scale models engineering in order to enhance biological production. Topics to be covered include different fields of bioinformatics: data processing of genomic data, optimization methods in systems biology, statistics and classification for biomarker extraction, meta-genomics and a few more. Focus is also made on valorization concerns. Workshops and visits of institutes in bioinformatics facilities are of course included.
This program is ideal for those wishing to develop advanced skills in bioinformatics.

Credits info

6 EC
A certificate of attendance and 6 ECTS will be delivered to the students.

Fee info

EUR 650: Until 13 March 2016, 750€ fee after this date.
Fees include tuition, accommodation, lunches, scheduled excursions and extracurricular activities during the course. The Summer Schools do not cover the costs of passports, visas, health insurance, or travel to and from France.