Well, at first glance, bioinformatics training courses and gyms have little in common. But at second glance, you will find several similarities.
Both require a certain discipline and regularity in order to progress. Many people say that bioinformatics courses are a "mental workout", while the gym is a "physical workout". Both bioinformatics and the gym require some prior experience to be successful. For example, when you first go to the gym, it can be difficult to learn the proper forms for various exercises, while in bioinformatics it can be difficult to understand the basics of data analysis and processing. Both courses require patience and persistence to be successful. Even if you don't see results right away, continued learning and training can help you improve your skills and achieve your goals. Finally, both often require some sort of coach or mentor to help students achieve their goals. In both cases, it is important to have an experienced professional, who can help you plan and implement goals and provide feedback as needed.
And here de.NBI kicks in. All de.NBI bioinformatics training courses are taught by experienced professionals in the field, providing course participants with a deep understanding of the latest bioinformatics techniques, topics and tools. The network provides a high-quality, coherent, timely, and impactful training program. Life scientists learn how to handle and analyze biological big data more effectively by applying tools, standards and compute services provided by de.NBI. Since 2015, more than 450 training courses have been carried out with almost 10,000 participants and these courses have received recommendation rates of around 90% (status as of May 2023).
Our courses provide valuable opportunities for researchers of all levels to develop their bioinformatic skills based on two additional core principles:
- Networking opportunities: Researchers have the chance to meet and interact with other scientists with similar interests from different institutions and backgrounds, forming valuable relationships facilitating future collaborations or for exchanging knowledge.
- Wide range of topics: de.NBI / ELIXIR courses cover a variety of bioinformatics topics including data analysis, data management, and forming programming skills and thus provide researchers with a comprehensive foundation in bioinformatics.