[Computational-biology] Distance courses using R

Heather Vincent via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by Heather.Vincent from manchester.ac.uk)
Thu Dec 23 17:10:32 EST 2010

At the University of Manchester, UK, we have over 10 years experience in
teaching a range of online Masters level courses in computational 
biology.  These courses are designed to enable those with a background 
in the life sciences, computer science, mathematics or related 
disciplines to update their skills, while remaining in the workplace. 
The courses are also very suitable for home study, helping you to keep 
in touch with a research environment while taking a career break.

The modules running next semester, from March 2011, include :

Mathematics for metabolic modelling
Introduction to microarray data analysis

'Mathematics for metabolic modelling' is a practical course, designed to 
help biologists to understand biological problems. It is intended to 
prepare people for our more advanced course in computational systems 
biology, which will run again in October 2011.  Students are introduced 
to R, which is then used for the practical exercises.

In 'Introduction to microarray data analysis' course participants learn 
to use Bioconductor for the practical work.

For further information, please visit our programme website :

If you have any questions, or would like advice on the options, please 
contact the office for Advanced Professional Education (ape from cs.man.ac.uk).

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