Bioinformatics for Beginners
A Free Introduction to the World of Meaningful Scientific Data
April 6–10, 2020
5:30–6:30 p.m. (PST)
Join us for a five-day series about the booming field of bioinformatics. Every day this week we will dive into a key topic in the industry during a live-online, one-hour webinar.
Designed to give you a sense of what it takes to begin a bioinformatics career, you will hear from Silicon Valley bioinformaticians about the different tools and technologies used to make meaning from the vast trove of amassed health data. This specialized data serves as the foundation for cures and vaccines being discovered each day.
The series begins with a very brief overview of upcoming courses in the Bioinformatics certificate program at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension and then jumps right into the technologies and tools every bioinformatician needs to get started.
You may attend one or all of the five one-hour, stand-alone sessions.
Register today and explore what it’s like to participate in life-changing discoveries all over the world.
Who This Is For
No experience necessary. These live lectures are designed for anyone interested in learning about a possible career in the fascinating field of bioinformatics. You’ll get to see if merging your interest in science with programming makes sense to you. The demand is enormous for trained professionals in the bioinformatics field. Help save lives!
What You Will Learn
Sequencing-related tools used in bioinformatics
Introduction to R programming
BioPython and other Python tools for biology for preliminary analyses of genomic sequence, such as the SARS-CoV-2 genome
Bioinformatics certificate program at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension