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Clinical Bioinformatics: Unlocking Genomics in Healthcare
Submitted by Mr Esin Nkereuwem - March 12, 2021, 10:46 pm

This free online course aims to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals of the role of Clinical Bioinformatics and Genomics in healthcare today. We will illustrate how the discipline of Clinical Bioinformatics provides an important bridge between the cutting edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice. By understanding the role of a Clinical Bioinformatician…

Introduction to Bioinformatics
Submitted by Ms Rehab Ahmed - September 20, 2016, 11:07 pm

The IBT_2016 course is an introduction to the field of Bioinformatics, with a focus on important Bioinformatic tools, algorithms and resources. Over a period of 3 months of intensive biweekly contact sessions, the course combines theoretical and practical sessions to allow participants to gain practical experience in using various tools and resources.

Genome Wide Association Studies, Quality Control and Family based analysis
Submitted by Ms Rehab Ahmed - September 20, 2016, 11:02 pm

The post-genomic era has been characterized by the rapid advance of genotyping technology resulting in a wealth of new, high-quality data that may hold promise for the further elucidation of genetic factors underlying complex disease. Without the proper tools and methods, the ultimate utility of such rich data may be limited in scope as the field attempts to process and interpret the growing…

Six weeks to Genomic Awareness
Submitted by Ms Olivia Matshabane - September 20, 2016, 5:48 pm

Who Should View This Training

The course is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health and related workforce including public health nurses, health educators, and others.

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Recognize current genetics advances and technologies
Relate how…

PLINK v1.90
Submitted by Ms Busisiwe Mlotshwa - June 23, 2016, 11:10 pm

The focus of PLINK is purely on analysis of genotype/phenotype data. using PLINK, researchers can read data in a variety of formats, recode and reorder files, merge two or more files, extract subsets (SNPs or individuals), flip strand of SNPs and compress data in a binary file format. PLINK also enables researchers to perform summary statistics for quality control, detect population…

EMBO Practical Course on Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data
Submitted by Ms Busisiwe Mlotshwa - June 23, 2016, 10:54 pm

Familiarity with the technology and biological use cases of high throughput sequencing is required, as is some experience with R/Bioconductor. The lectures give insight into how biological knowledge can be generated from RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq experiments and illustrate different ways of analysing such data. Practicals consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply…

eBiomics: Good practices and specific methods for using bioinformatics resources
Submitted by Ms Busisiwe Mlotshwa - June 23, 2016, 10:51 pm

eBiomics is composed of several interconnected sections that can be accessed through different interactive activities. The 5 main sections of the website are: Resources ( a catalogue of selected databases and data analysis software that are briefly described and illustrated with examples); Conceptual flowcharts (a collection of clickable images picturing typical data analysis flows in…

EBI: Next Generation Sequencing Practical Course
Submitted by Ms Busisiwe Mlotshwa - June 23, 2016, 10:49 pm

This course is designed to impart the following objectives: understanding of some principles behind NGS; knowledge of the challenges created by NGS; knowledge of how to submit and retrieve NGS data to and from databases and understanding the uses of NGS data in whole genome assembly, gene expression analysis, genome annotation, gene regulation analysis and variation studies.

Statistics: Making Sense of Data
Submitted by Ms Busisiwe Mlotshwa - June 23, 2016, 5:52 pm

This course will provide an intuitive introduction to applied statistical reasoning, introducing fundamental statistical skills and acquainting students with the full process of inquiry and evaluation used in investigations in a wide range of fields. In particular, the course will cover methods of data collection, constructing effective graphical and numerical displays to understand the data,…

Emergence of Life
Submitted by - May 20, 2016, 10:56 pm

This course is broken up into 8 weekly modules covering the following topics:

Week 1: Course Welcome, Geological Time, and the Nature of Science

Week 2: The Tree of Life and Early Earth Environments

Week 3: Fossilization and Precambrian Life-Earth Interaction

Week 4: Paleozoic Life After the Advent of Skeletons

Week 5: Paleozoic Plants, Reptiles, and the…

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