On-site lecturing

Some of our courses are available in the format of on-site lecturing. Our teachers have several years of experience in delivering these courses at Finnish universities, and now theses courses are accessible for other institutions. We recommend to consider this format for those institutes who plans to include our courses into their curricula for students in existing programs.

At the moment the following courses are available on-site:

Phylogenetics

Phylogenetics is the taxonomical classification of organisms based on how closely they are related in terms of evolutionary differences. The course will familiarize students with different phylogenetics algorithms and practical software applications for biological problems. The teacher of the course is Csaba Ortutay.

This course was developed as a six weeks course supplemented by independent student work. It is delivered annually at the University of Tampere and the University of Turku, Finland since 2009. The course was delivered as a guest course:

Phylogenetics course is available in several formats, the recommended is 3x3 hours lectures and 2x3 hours computer class blocks

Structural bioinformatics

Understanding of biological processes can be taken to a new level by studying the 3-dimensional molecular structures of DNA, proteins, and various smaller biomolecules. Structural bioinformatics course make students familiar with search, manipulation and analyses of structures of large biological molecules, especially proteins. The course introduces basic and advanced techniques of protein visualization, and basic analyses of structural models of proteins. After this course students will be able to describe major methods of acquiring protein structural data, make publication-quality images of protein structures, compare proteins by superimposing (overlaying) their structures, make simple molecular animations, find or construct 3D models of structurally unknown proteins, and describe the principles and limitations of protein modeling. The teacher of the course is Martti Tolvanen.

This course was developed as an online course supplemented by independent student work. It is delivered continously at the University of Tampere and the University of Turku, Finland since 2004. 

Structural bioinformatics course is available in several formats including lectures and computer class blocks. 

Biological data analysis with R

The purpose of this course is to teach how the R statistical environment can be applied to biological data analysis. After this course, the students will be able to use R for analyzing diverse data types from very different biological experiments. The topics will introduce the theoretical aspects of the introduced methodologies, and after that, assignments and activities will provide opportunities to explore the practical ways of performing the analyses. During this course students will learn and practice how to use R for performing statistical analysis relevant for molecular biologists, how to perform simple sequence analysis with R, and get an essential overview of biological network analysis and the highly popular enrichment analysis of gene lists. The teacher of the course is Csaba Ortutay.

This course was developed as an online course supplemented by independent student work. It was delivered as a guest course:

Biological data analysis with R course is available in several formats including lectures and computer class blocks. 

If you are interested to have this course at your site live, please contact us for an offer.

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