The course is open for people without any background in Computational Biology, but everyone should be familiar with basics of working in command-line (Linux), programming and statistics. Therefore, please complete mandatory courses before attending the NGSchool. In addition, if you are interested in other aspects, you are welcome to continue with some of the supplementary courses.
In the case of any problems, feel free to post in Forum > Preparation.
Mandatory on-line courses
- working in Linux command-line: https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-the-command-line
- basics of programming: https://studio.code.org/hoc/1
- statistics (Module I & II): http://biocore.crg.cat/wiki/BIST_Introduction_to_Statistics_2016
- git: http://learngitbranching.js.org & https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-git
- Rosalind problems solving: http://rosalind.info/problems/locations/
- programming in Python: https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python
- statistics: http://biocore.crg.cat/wiki/BIST_Introduction_to_Statistics_2016
- laptop with 4GB of RAM and 20 GB of free HDD space
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installed
Can I work remotely (SSH) or use VirtualBox?
We will setup a server locally, so in principle remote working will be possible, but installing Ubuntu in your laptop is strongly recommended. You will be able to connect to your remote machine (ie at work), just remember we'll be in rural region in High Tatras: Internet connection is stable there, but rather slow, especially if ~40 people wants to use it at the same time.
Alternatively, you can install Ubuntu in VirtualBox or install it as Windows program using Wubi on Windows XP, Vista & 7. Note, these alternatives come with certain limitations, so standard installation is recommended.