With the advent of data-intensive technologies in modern biology, computational and bioinformatic approaches are quickly becoming essential parts of every biologist’s toolkit. It is therefore of great importance to provide graduate students and postdocs with the necessary skills that allow them to design, analyze, and interpret complex large-scale experiments. The Center for Biomedical Research Support sponsors numerous short courses and an annual summer school.
The Summer School offers intensive four-day workshops on diverse topics for analysis of large-scale DNA, RNA, and protein datasets.
Each semester, the CBRS offers several different one-day courses for teaching students computational strategies for solving biological problems.
In addition to the Short Courses in Bioinformatics and Biocomputing roster, the Core Facilities also offer a variety of other courses to introduce attendees to the services offered by the CBRS. Many of these are free.