[Bioforum] MySQL and perl for biologists

Heather Vincent via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk)
Fri Jul 1 02:31:01 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. We begin 
at an introductory level, so no prior programming experience is 
required.  Students will implement a database design in MySQL.

This course, which is just one of our Masters level courses in Digital 
Biology, will begin again in October.  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, and 
to apply, please mail our office for Advanced Professional Education 
(ape from cs.man.ac.uk).

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