With a constant evolution of technologies, life scientists (such as 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 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.

Learning objectives
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

As it is a course for beginners, no background in UNIX or any programming language is required.
A laptop with a command line terminal installed. The alternative for Windows users is to download a virtual machine image and thus at least 10 Go free on hard disk and 4 Go of RAM are required.

Registration fees are 60 CHF for academics and 300 CHF for for-profit companies (with a 20% discount for the Swiss Biotech Association members).

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set to 06/01/2022. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

  • January 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am
  • Ecublens
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Amphipôle, Ecublens, Switzerland

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