France, Angers

Bioinformatics Summer School

when 27 June 2016 - 8 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
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.
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 Lardeux

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

Workshops

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”
From the raw sequences to the non-synonymous variants : A short exome analysis
Analysis of proteomics data

Visits
Biopolymers core facility in Nantes
Genomics and bioinformatics core facility in Nantes

Sessions
Warm up session : Informatics for beginners (R and Python)
Statistics and classification on genomic data
Introduction to metabolic networks
Acquisition and analysis of proteomics data
Next generation sequencing (NGS) in genetics and genomics
Environmental Genomics
Ontologies and biology databases
Bioinformatics and Business companies
Association mapping and system genetics : from GWAs to function
Optimization methods for bioinformatics

Credits info

6 ECTS
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 650: Early bird deadline 13th March
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, travel to and from Angers, dinners.
EUR 750: Deadline 16th April
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, travel to and from Angers, dinners.