Posted on October 05, 2018
Research in biology has been progressively influenced by big data such as massive genome and transcriptome sequencing data. The handling and analysis of such data require computational skills that usually exceed the abilities of most traditionally trained biologists. In this interesting publication, ecSeq and others discuss the advantages, challenges and considerations for organizing and running bioinformatics training courses of 2–3 weeks in length to introduce biologists to the computational analysis of NGS data.
Faria R, Triant D, Perdomo-Sabogal A, Overduin B, Bleidorn C, Bermudez Santana CI, LangenbergerD, Dall’Olio GM, Indrischek H, Aerts J, Engelhardt J, Engelken J, Liebal K, Fasold M, Robb S, Grath S, Kolora SRR, Carvalho T, Salzburger W, Jovanovic V and Nowick K: 'Introducing evolutionary biologists to the analysis of big data: guidelines to organize extended bioinformatics training courses'. Evolution: Education and Outreach (2018)