Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this summer program is designed to remotely teach a bioinformatics approach to the analysis of biological research data.  Researchers are increasingly expected to have the bioinformatics skills necessary to effectively process, manage and utilize complex sets of data. This program will provide students with the skillset and tools that are a vital component for advanced degrees and careers in any STEM field.


Students will learn the basics of a UNIX operating system, how to manage data on a high performance computer (HPC) cluster, coding with the data and visualization program R and the analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Using these skills, students will tackle projects using large biological datasets related to the most common form of muscular dystrophy and COVID-19 data sets as well as other ongoing research programs at the RNA Institute. Throughout this process, students will learn the computational pipelines used for bioinformatics and how to present these large data sets in figures and graphs.


This program is based on previously successful programs launched at the University of Oregon and the University of Florida.

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