Course in Informatics at Pasteur Institute
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Fri Jul 5 02:30:05 EST 1996
Course in informatics offered at the Pasteur Institute.
In the series of courses offered at the Pasteur Institute, a course
will be offered in informatics in biology. The next session will take
place from January to April 1997. The course description is attached.
Registration is mandatory via the committee of courses. Call the
secretary of Information and Education of the Pasteur Institute at
+33 (1) 45 68 81 40 or via E-mail at algo at pasteur.fr for further
The working language of the course is French. Tuition costs: a
nominal fee, approximately 2 500 French Francs (500 US Dollars).
Informatics in biology
The objective of this course is to give to the researchers and future
researchers in biology, an initial exposure to informatics. Entry in
the course is reserved to those with a degree in biology or an equivalent
With more and more tools available to the biologist, it has become important
that the biologist acquire the ability to judge for themselves the
usefulness of a new software by the algorithms it employs.
The accent is put on the fundamental aspect of this discipline. Two
applications in biology will be studied, the analysis of sequences
and molecular modeling.
The theoretic aspects of informatics will be introduced: programming
languages, programing, logic, and also in the technical domain of
the system, the network, and computer architecture. Programming is taught
according to the functional paradigm (Scheme), but other styles
of programming, such as algorithmic and object oriented, will be introduced.
The goal of an excellent level of theory will not hurt the acquisition of
practical knowledge which will be directly usable in the labratory.
The course will consist of lectures and practical sessions.
Algorithms and programming lecture 69h
Algorithms and programming practical (with Scheme) 52h
Theory of Programming languages 9h
Object-oriented programming (with SmallTalk) 12h
Procedural programming (with Fortran) 6h
The programming language C and systems programming 12h
Introduction to Unix and X practical 17h
History of informatics lecture 6h
Perspectives of informatics lecture 10h
Algorithms for Biology
Examples (Sequence analysis & molecular modeling)
Installation (gcc) 10h
Machine architecture and System planning 10h
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