From: Jeff Bizzaro, Bioinformatics.org
The good folks over at BioInformatics.org have a new workshop ready to go on programming in Perl and R.
This is a course on the fundamentals of open-source programming, to help biologists understand how and when to use the right computer tools for solving computational biology problems, whether sequence analysis, gene expression, mass spectrometry, or systems biology.
This course is modularized so that researchers can understand two distinct tools: a programming and scripting language such as Perl and a data analysis and visualization language such as R. Armed with knowledge and some hands-on experience with these tools (including add-on modules like BioPerl and Bioconductor), scientists will be able to appreciate and use software better in their organization, and also be able to put research questions in the context of these tools. They will be able to do basic computational tasks themselves and better communicate with their IT group.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
September 19 & 20, 2006