The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics offers training to students and postdoctoral fellows to provide the necessary skills to design, analyze and interpret complex, large-scale experiments. Center faculty participate in master’s- and- doctoral-level training programs in the areas of Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Informatics, and Medical and Molecular Genetics.

Bioinformatics Boot Camp

Faculty in the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics have created a self-paced video course entitled, “Elements of Bioinformatics for Biologists.” The objective of this course is to provide basic bioinformatics training for biologists through short video training modules (5-30 min) that include didactic lectures and hands-on demos.

Topics include:

  • Next-generation sequencing overview
  • RNA-seq: Basic concepts, mapping, gene expression quantification, quality control, MDS plots, and differential gene expression
  • Sequencing data visualization, functional analysis, and interpretation
  • Public domain data resources
  • ChIP-seq/ATAC-seq: Basic concepts, quality control, peak calling, differential binding, Cistrome, and GREAT
  • Mass spectroscopy overview
  • Proteomics bioinformatics: databases, analysis and visualization tools
  • Quantitative mass spectroscopy and statistics: label-free proteomics approaches, tandem mass tag-based multiplexing, SILAC, normalization, MultiOMICS analysis.

Video modules are freely available on YouTube.

YouTube: Bioinformatics Boot Camp Video Modules

Questions? Email Jill Reiter.