UNIX And SHELL Scripting For Bioinformatics (Virtual Course)
Advances in high-throughput biology have transformed modern biology into an incredibly data-rich science. Nowadays, biologists need to acquire basic computer programming in order to access and analyse their own data. Many bioinformatic programs are developed to run in Unix or Unix-like operating systems, more specifically via the command line. In this course, students will be introduced to the most powerful Unix commands and they will learn how to connect to external resources/servers, install specialist tools and ultimately to combine commands into scripts for automation and reproducibility. Hands-on sessions will focus on applying those tools to process biological data, explicitly next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this course will be held online.
INSTRUCTOR: João Ferreira Nunes, MSc (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)