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Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics


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.