Training

Bioinformatics program for PhD students 2019-2020

A TARGETED CURRICULUM DEVELOPED BY THE COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

In accordance with a request in 2016 from the former General Board of Directors, the Computational Biology Department has developed this training program dedicated to Institut Pasteur PhD students. Each and every student at the institute must attend at least 50 hours of training. At the minimum, he or she is required to validate the statistical modules (which, depending on their background, some students may skip), and possibly choose additional modules according to his or her background and field of research.  

A CORE FOUNDATION AND THE OPTION TO SPECIALIZE

This 50-hour training program required for all Institut Pasteur PhD students begins with a group of common core courses including a knowledge base in reproducible research, R Programming and Statistics. Each student then chooses a track of additional modules— Bioinformatics or Image Analysis—according to their background and field of research. Students already proficient in R programming and statistics can skip certain modules or the entire track.  

INSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION

This PhD program has been acknowledged by the doctoral schools at the Sorbonne Bio, CDV, Ecole doctorale interdisciplinaire européenne Frontières du Vivant, and ED-SDSV. Check out the course’s flyer for more information and and visit the Pasteur course web page!
   

COURSE PROGRAM

Mandatory Common Core

This 6h course is mandatory for all PhD students. They will learn how to get help and assistance from the Department of Computational Biology and from the Hubs for questions in programming, experimental design, data analysis and image analysis. They will attend three short lectures in programming and reproducible resaerch. Finally, they will have the opportunity to assess their level in R programming and statistics and to register to the modules of their choice in the R programming and statistics, Bioinformatics and Image analysis tracks. Two sessions will be organized, on Nov 12th, 2019 and Jan 8th, 2020. Students already on the campus are strongly encouraged to attend the first session.  
Program of the mandatory common core module
   

Other modules

The figure below shows all the available modules. To attend these lectures you need to bring your own laptop. No special configuration is required. Just avoid to come with your grandma’s machine.  
Description of the Bioinformatics program
  A detailed description of each and every module can be found here.

COURSE MATERIAL

  Mandatory common core: