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Bioinformatics courses for bioscience staff and students from ANU CSIRO andUC

The GDU are running two bioinformatics courses for bioscience ANU staff, honours and postgraduates in the upcoming months. This training is also open to bioscience staff and students at CSIRO and UC.

These courses are:

  • Unix, Scripting and Python for Bioinformatics (Cameron Jack and Bob Buckley). 5x half-days, 9:30am - 12:30pm during the week of July 7th-11th
  • R, and statistics for R (John MainDonald and Terry Neeman). 5x full-days, 9:30am - 5:00pm during the week of July 14th-18th

Both course will take place in the Science Teaching and Learning Building room 3.02 (

Further information about the Unix, Scripting and Python for Bioinformatics course

Further information about the  R, and statistics for R course

A requirement for all courses will be to have a laptop either running Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows with PuTTY and PSCP pre-installed: (

This must also be able to wirelessly connect to ANU Secure or Eduroam. If you have questions about this, please contact Bob Buckley or Cameron Jack (details below) to discuss.

There are limited places available.  These placements will be operating on a first response first serve basis.  To attend, please contact both Stephanie Palmer and Cameron Jack ([email protected] and [email protected]) indicating which course(s) you wish to attend and whether you are an honours student, post-graduate student, academic or professional staff.

If you are in a category that requires payment (see attached in course information), your PI will need to send a confirmation e-mail with an appropriate budget code.

If you wish to further discuss the courses, please contact

Bob Buckley, [email protected], 6125 9289 or

Cameron Jack, [email protected] 6125 1128