First Steps with UNIX in Life Sciences

Date 25 September 2019
Speaker(s) Diana Marek, Grégoire Rossier
ECTS 0.25
Fees *academic: 60 CHF   -   for-profit: 300 CHF
Cancellation deadline 11 Sep 2019
City Lausanne
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.

Overview

With a constant evolution of technologies, life scientists (such as laboratory biologists) are faced with an increasing need for bioinformatics skills to deal with high-throughput data storage, retrieval and analysis.

Although several resources developed for such tasks have a web interface (most of the time, the first choice of biologists), many operations can be more efficiently handled with command-line programs and utilities.

Audience

This course is addressed to beginners wanting to become familiar with the UNIX environment and master the most common commands, which could be useful to run software dedicated to high-throughput data management.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course you should:

  • be able to execute most basic UNIX commands
  • be able to build complex and combined commands using various parameters
  • be sufficiently skilled for further courses requiring basics of UNIX, like HPC or NGS courses

Prerequisites

Knowledge / competencies

As it is a course for beginners, no background in UNIX or any programming language is required.

Technical

A laptop with at least 10 Go free on hard disk and 4 Go of RAM. As we plan to do exercises from a virtual machine, we will provide further information on due time.

Application

Registration fees are 60 CHF for academics and 300 CHF for for-profit companies. This includes course content material, coffee breaks and lunches..

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 11/09/2019. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and time

University of Lausanne, (Metro M1 line, Sorge station).

The course will start at 9:00 and end around 17:00. Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.

Additional information

Coordination: Training Group

We will recommend 0.25 ECTS credits for this course (given a passed exam at the end of the course).

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For more information, please contact training@sib.swiss.