Resources for Bioinformatics Training at Home
For those of you who are looking for opportunities to enhance your research programs while at home, VI4 has partnered with the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine to assemble some resources that can be used to enhance your bioinformatic toolbox. The material linked below was assembled by Professors David Rasko and James Kaper at the IGS, and shared with VI4. We hope that you find it useful.
This document here is a primer into Unix and Perl, which are two essential programs for doing bioinformatics.
This is a comprehensive site with bioinformatics tools that starts basic and goes to more advanced topics: bioinformaticsworkbook.org
Here are three courses that are recommended by the IGS:
- Whole genome sequencing of bacterial genomes - tools and applications
- Antimicrobial resistance - theory and methods
- Metagenomics applied to surveillance of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance
Here is a list of ten great papers for starting out in computational biology. The IGS recommends papers 1, 4, 6, and 10: Ten great papers for biologists starting out in computational biology
Here is a list of current methodologies that is continually updated: A curated list of awesome Bioinformatics libraries and software.