Classes

    Algorithmic Thinking: How you should be thinking about your data

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2019

    The objective of this nanocourse is to encourage students to perform complex bioinformatic and data analysis questions in their own research with a modular and methodical approach. During the first day, students will learn what an algorithm is and be introduced to the concept of algorithmic thinking. Students will learn to take problems relevant to computational biology and craft solutions in the form of flowcharts and general pseudocode. On the second day, students will learn how to transform the flowcharts and general pseudocode into very specific pseudocode. In this second session,...

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    Single-Cell Sequencing: Experimental Design, Analysis, and Practical Applications

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2019

    Single-cell sequencing technologies allow us to study genomes and transcriptomes at the single cell level. These relatively new techniques have expanded our knowledge in a wide range of fields from microbiology to development and cancer biology. This course will provide a general introduction to both RNA and DNA-based single-cell sequencing. We will start with a broad overview of RNA-sequencing in single cells with an emphasis on current and emerging technologies. Subsequent lectures will focus on experimental design for single-cell experiments and common approaches to data analysis....

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    Optics and Light Microscopy for Life Sciences: Introduction

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2019

    Light microscopy is a key component of life science research. Many systems are available on the HMS quad to image samples from the nanometric to the macroscopic scale, whether the samples are live or fixed, fluorescent or stained.
    This nanocourse aims at refreshing the fundamentals of light and optics, explains the various components of microscopes and basic software controls in order to acquire the best image. We will also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of common microscopes to help you choose the right modality for your experiments.
    In the workshop, we will dissect a...

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