The Bioinformatics Interest Group (BIG) club is now offering “Bioinformatics Bootcamp,” a workshop series in which participants will learn coding and computational biology skills from experienced UTHSA students and faculty. The Fall 2020 series, “Programming Fundamentals and RNA-Seq analysis,” will teach students the R programming language as well as fundamental RNA-Seq analysis skills such as differential gene expression analysis and read alignment.
The workshop will be held over Zoom every Tuesday (5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CST) from September 1 to December 1. Sessions will typically consist of a 30-40 minute lecture, followed by hands-on activities. By the end of the 13-week workshop, students will complete an independent project and gain the skills and confidence to use bioinformatics in their own research. There are no prerequisites, though previous coding experience will be a benefit. The course is open to all students.
To sign up and view the syllabus, visit tiny.cc/uthscsa-big. Of note, there is no requirement to join BIG in order to take the workshop – please indicate which you are interested in on the sign-up form. Please contact Henry Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.