First Steps with UNIX in Life Sciences
27 October 2015, Lausanne
Trainers: Diana Marek, Grégoire Rossier Venue: University of Lausanne, Genopode Building ECTS: 0.25 (given a passed exam) Fee: 50 CHF for academics. Others, please contact us Cancellation deadline: 18 October 2015 Application status: Closed
With a constant evolution of technologies, 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.
This "First Steps with..." 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.
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
Knowledge / competencies:
As it is a course for beginners, no background in UNIX or any programming language is required. However, you are encouraged to visit and follow the UNIX Fundamentals e-learning module we created.
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.
The registration fees for academics are 50 CHF. This includes course content material and coffee breaks.Participants from non-academic institutions should contact us before application.
Upon reception of the confirmation email, participants will be asked to confirm attendance by paying the fees within 5 days.
Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set to October 18. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed.
You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation. Your application will be considered only if you fill in the "Comments" field indicating your background and your current project that could benefit from taking this course.
University of Lausanne, Genopode building, classroom 2020 (Metro M1 line, Sorge station)
The course will be taught by Diana Marek and Grégoire Rossier, with the assistance of Ivan Topolsky for the practicals.
You are welcome to register to the SIB courses mailing-list to be informed of all future courses and workshops, as well as all important deadlines using the form here.
Morning session (9:00 - 12:30)
What is UNIX and why should biologists use it?
UNIX filesystem: navigation and usage
UNIX Shell: user environment & process commands
Working with directories and files
Afternoon session (13:45 - 17:00 / 17:30)
Working with file content