News: BioSB Course Pattern Recognition (5th edition), 25-29 September 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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BioSB Course Pattern Recognition (5th edition)

On September 25-29, 2017, BioSB organises the fifth edition of the PhD Course Pattern Recognition in Amsterdam.

In this course, we will introduce basic techniques from the fields of pattern recognition and machine learning to solve bioinformatics problems in a mixture of theory and lab sessions. After having followed this course, the student has a good understanding of basic pattern recognition techniques and is able to recognize what method is most applicable to data analysis problems (s)he encounters in bioinformatics applications. Topics include parametric and non-parametric classifiers, feature selection, dimensionality reduction, clustering, hidden Markov models, neural networks, and support vector machines. The course is aimed at PhD students with a background in bioinformatics, computer science or a related field, and life sciences. Participants from the private sector are also welcome. A working knowledge of basic statistics and linear algebra is assumed. Preparation material on statistics and linear algebra will be distributed before the course, to be studied by students missing the required background.

This course is part of the Education Programme of BioSB, the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Research School, which offers training and education for in bioinformatics and systems biology.

More information about BioSB can be found at

Perry Moerland, Bioinformatics Laboratory, Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands

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