A Crash Course in Bioinformatics2 min read

By | May 15, 2020

IDRACK is conducting this course, for students and researchers alike, who want to get some expertise in the area of Bioinformatics. Hopefully this will allow people to utilize this time at home effectively.

Start date: 6th June, 2020
Duration: 4-5 Weeks
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Pakistan time)
Venue: Zoom (Meeting links accessible to registered participants through LMS)
Instructors: Ashar Malik (AM), Roop Omar (RO)
Fee: This course is free.

About the course:

Bioinformatics is an umbrella term which includes several sub-disciplines. Given that this course spans only 15 hours, spread over 5 weeks, only specialized content will be covered. The content of the course has been selected so that students and researchers alike who are beginners in this area, can become accustomed to the tools and methods available, in turn empowering themselves to carry out or compliment their existing research.

The course will be delivered in a simple manner, so that people who are new to this area can easily absorb the content delivered. There are no prerequisites to this course. A working computer with a satisfactory internet connection is required to attend the Zoom sessions. The hands-on exercises will be demonstrated, but students are not expected to undertake all of them as they require significantly high compute power.

The course is being administered by IDRACK, which is currently in the process of getting registered in Pakistan. A digitally  verifiable certificate of attendance will be provided to the participants. If you have enrolled through a university subscription, please check with your university for more details.


If you are interested in attending, please register through this form.


The course has limited places and is on a first come first serve basis. Register at your earliest. Registration will close on 30th of May, 2020 or sooner if the number of places are filled.


Have further questions? You can reach IDRACK through the Facebook page or email at contact[at]idrack.org.

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