Summer 2024, Aug 5th-Aug 17th

Course Description

The ability to understand and process sequencing datasets is an essential skill for today’s biologists. This course aims to provide a foundation for biologists seeking to process their own datasets, computer scientists seeking an introduction to genetic methods, or any students interested in exploring this growing field. Through this course, students will become familiar with different types of biological sequence datasets and how they can be used to generate insights about our natural world.

Learning Goals

1.  Understand the scope of bioinformatics.
2.  Understand various approaches to sequencing and the types of data they produce.
3.  Gain confidence using the command line.
4.  Understand workflows for processing genomic data.
5.  Gain familiarity with common databases (NCBI, Genome Browser, etc.).
6.  Learn best practices for reproducibility..

Instructor: Dr. Megan Frayer, Yale University
Location: Mountain Research Station, Nederland CO
Dates & Times: Aug 5th-Aug 17th, Mon-Sat/Mon-Sat, 8am-5pm (No class Sun Aug 11th)
Credit: 3 credit hours in biology (EBIO 4100)
Tuition: $2050 (Includes shared bedroom at the MRS Lodge and all meals at the Mountain Research Station on days when class is in session)
Prerequisite: One year course work in general biology or environmental science

For More Information:

Dr. Megan Frayer
University of Colorado

Course Syllabus (pdf)

Questions about staying at the Mountain Research Station during your course?  See our Guide to Visiting and Living at the Station.

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