Introductory Linux Tutorial for Life Sciences 4
Organizer: ELIXIR Sweden (NBIS) and ELIXIR Slovenia
Host institution: NBIS, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine
Start: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 @ 09:00
End: Thursday, 12 December 2019 @ 17:00
Timezone: CET (GMT+1)
Scientific topic: Bioinformatics, Computer scienceTarget audience:
- Life Science Researchers
NBIS (the Swedish node of ELIXIR) and ELIXIR Slovenia are offering an "Introduction to Linux" course targeted at life scientists who want to extend their skills and knowledge.
Big data (usually in the form of large text files) are generated nowadays in many fields of science. Trying to handle this data with applications like Word or Excel is difficult or impossible, while using the Linux command line can improve data processing efficiency. Unix/Linux provides an excellent computing environment for several disciplines (such as bioinformatics, physics, engineering) and the command line interpreter (shell) serves as an interface to many big-data processing programs.
The course provides a basic introduction to Unix/Linux commands and covers how Unix/Linux commands can be used to manage and inspect your data and results, and how to generate and run pipelines and workflows using basic shell scripting. Finally, we will show you how the command line is used for access to supercomputers for boosting your scientific research.
Participants will be able to attend the course either by traveling to Stockholm or to Umeå in Sweden, to Ljubljana in Slovenia, or by connecting remotely via the ELIXIR Slovenia eLearning Platform (EeLP). The number of remote students is limited to 30. The number of students per classroom is limited to 15 for Stockholm and Umeå, and 20 for Ljubljana. Additional participants will be placed on a waiting list and contacted as soon as space becomes available. The course will be broadcast from Sweden.
The registration deadline has been extended until Friday, November 22.
Keywords: life sciences, Linux, Unix, EeLP, eLearning, Command line