France, Angers

Bioinformatics Summer School

when 24 June 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 900

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.
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 and technology transfer. Workshops and visits of institutes in bioinformatics facilities are of course included.

Course leader

Dr. Jérémie Bourdon

Dr. Frédéric Saubion

Target group

This program is ideal for those wishing to develop advanced skills in bioinformatics. Prior experience in computer science and computer programming are not required.

This summer school is aimed at undergraduate students from 3rd year to Ph.D. in biological sciences / medicine / pharmacy / informatics / engineering or other scientific background.

Course aim

The program relies on interactive classes and hands-on activities.

Several workshops are organized, among them:
-Case study and guided exercices on “Computer modeling of living systems”
-Analysis of proteomics data


Visit of bioinformatics core facility in Nantes (to be defined)

Sessions
-Warm up session : Informatics for beginners (R and Python)
-Unix Command Initiation (optional)
-Introduction to protein structure prediction
-Ontologies and biology databases
-Environmental Genomics
-Artificial Intelligence for bioinformatics
-Association mapping and system genetics : from GWAs to function
-Statistics and classification on genomic data
-Introduction to metabolic networks
-Bioinformatics and Business companies


Our summer schools not only offer a fine selection of interesting courses and scientific visits, they also aims at giving the participants an unforgettable stay in France.

Therefore we invite all students to an attractive social program, including excursions, sports and social gatherings and festivities.

The activities will provide the perfect setting for you to get to know each other!

Credits info

6 ECTS
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 900: 900€ for applications received before the 16th of March (and payment before the 1st April).
1200€ then.
Fees include tuition, welcoming and teaching materials, accommodation, lunches (excluding week-end), scheduled excursions and extracurricular activities during the course.
EUR 0: Fees include tuition, welcoming and teaching materials, accommodation, lunches (excluding week-end), scheduled excursions and extracurricular activities during the course.

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