Introduction to Bioinformatics
Fribourg, 10-14 November 2008
The rapidly increasing number of nucleotide and amino acid sequence data has become a major source of information for biomedical researchers. Knowing how to use appropriate software tools running on powerful computers is a necessity for biologists wanting to identify new genes or new patterns. Too often, students in biology do not even know that these tools are available. Fortunately, the emergence of web interfaces to access databases and analyze sequences has made the field accessible for most scientists.
We think that this introductory course is an important part of the training of every student in biology or biochemistry.