[Arrays] MySQL and perl for biologists

Heather Vincent via arrays%40net.bio.net (by Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk)
Wed Jul 6 01:18:17 EST 2011

Computational biology, or Biocomputing, is concerned with methods for 
the efficient storage and processing of biological data. A large part of 
the work of computational biologists thus consists of the management and 
analysis of strings of characters. These strings may be nucleic acid or 
protein sequences, or their annotation.

The University of Manchester's distance learning course in Biocomputing 
introduces unix, perl for data processing, and database design. As we 
begin at an introductory level, no prior programming experience is 
required.  In the second part of the course students will implement a 
database design in MySQL.

This course, which is just one of our online Masters level courses in 
Digital Biology, will begin again in October.  Our other courses include :

Bioinformatics for Systems Biology
Health Informatics
Computational Systems Biology
Introduction to software development in Java

You will find links to all of our online courses here : 
http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/bioinformatics/modules/index.html  If you 
have questions about any course, please contact the tutor named on the 
course information page.  For general queries about the programme in 
Digital Biology, and to apply, please mail our office for Advanced 
Professional Education (ape from cs.man.ac.uk).

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