If you have decided that you want to improve your background in bioinformatics, a great way to get more experience in a structured way is to take advantage of the many courses related to bioinformatics taught at UCLA. However, since the Bioinformatics community at UCLA is spread over literally dozens of departments, relevant courses are also all over the place. Further complicating matters is that different courses require different backgrounds.
To facilitate deciding which courses to take, we have created a website that provides a roadmap of the bioinformatics courses and organizes them based on the level of background required. The course roadmap is available at http://www.bioinformatics.ucla.edu/course-roadmap/ .
The goal of the roadmap is to provide a roadmap for UCLA students at the graduate or post-doctoral level, who are interested in obtaining more background in computational biology, in order to take advantage of the appropriate resources for their current quantitative background. All areas of Computational Biology including Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics, Systems Biology and others are growing very rapidly and being transformed by technology developments in collecting high throughput genomic data. UCLA is committed to encouraging a broad group of graduate students to obtain computational training, in order to utilize these techniques in their research.
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