Initialized on July 10th, 2017, the Bioinformatics Club aims to provide a weekly meetup for those who like bioinformatics to learn and share knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary field.
We focus on three categories of topics: Statistics & Artificial Intelligence, Tools & Resources, and Data Visualization & Presentation. Each time a short talk (30-45min) for a specific topic will be given by a speaker, with a step-by-step tutorial and practical demo.
It’s open & free to everyone, incl. all slides and learning materials. However, to keep the club running, we strong recommend that every member could present at least once in the club per year. Note that we do invite expert speakers from outside, but we are more willing to encourage those not-expert-yet speakers to learn and to share. The philosophy is when you set up a learning goal, you are more likely to reach the goal. On the other hand, presenting to others is such an essential skill in science (and in every aspect of life, actually). “An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.” So, please sign up today, NOW!
If you have no idea where to start, here is a list of prime articles in Bioinformatics we’d like to go thru during the seminar series.
The club is currently run by Dr. Xianjun Dong, an Instructor of Neurology in HMS, together with a team of management and an advisory broad. We are currently looking to expand the club by applying grant and collecting ideas. So please write to him for any interests/comments/suggestions.