István Albert, Bioinformatics, Penn State

Teaching

Over the years I have developed courses that teach computational skills to life scientists. My courses aim to provide practical skills with immediate applications to a wide range of problems.

Courses at Penn State

  • BMMB 852: Applied Bioinformatics (Fall, 2016) : All materials are being reworked and reorganized for Fall 2016. The materials will be published as part of an online handbook: The Biostar Handbook

  • BMMB 852, 2015: Applied Bioinformatics: All materials are being reworked and reorganized for Fall 2015. New chapters are added that cover the information needed to analyze data obtained via the MinION portable sequencing device.

  • BMMB 852: Applied Bioinformatics (Fall, 2014) : The course has been substantially reworked for the Fall Semester 2014 to provide the background knowledge needed for the genomic data analysis of the Ebola virus responsible for 2014 West Africa Ebola virus outbreak. This course is a requirement for the Bioinformatics and Genomics Program at Penn State.

  • BMMB 597D, 2013: Analyzing high throughput genomic data: This course covers bioinformatics applications with focus on high throughput sequencing technologies. The course is now a requirement for the Bioinformatics and Genomics Program at Penn State.

  • BMMB 597D, 2013: Analyzing high throughput genomic data This course covers high throughput sequencing data analysis technologies. This is course is now a requirement for the Bioinformatics and Genomics Program at Penn State.

  • BMMB 597D, 2013: Analyzing high throughput genomic data This course covers high throughput sequencing data analysis technologies. The course was offered at Penn State in the Fall Semester of 2011 as a graduate level elective course BMMB 597D.

  • Medical bioinformatics: Hershey College of Medicine this lecture series presented information on wide array of bioinformatics methodologies with special focus on medical informatics. The seminars were offered in Spring 2012 at the College of Medicine in Hershey.

  • BMMB 597D, 2010: Practical Programming for Life Scientists this course is a rework of the similarly titled course offered in 2009. It now aims to teach bioinformatics oriented programming. The course was offered at Penn State in the Fall Semester of 2010 as a graduate level elective course BMMB 597D.

  • BMMB 597D, 2009: Practical programming for Life Scientists this course covers programming concepts with the Python programming language. The course was offered at Penn State in the Fall Semester of 2009 as a graduate level elective course BMMB 597D.

Summer Courses

For a few years I have served as a organizer and lecturer on the summer course titled Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data held at the Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University. The course is substantially reworked and improved from year to year.

Guest Lecturer

Over the years I have contributed as guest lecturer to courses that target the use of Python and/or involve data related programming techniques:

  • PHYS 597A/CMPS 497E, Graphs and Networks in Systems Biology
  • IE582, Advanced IT for Industrial Engineering
  • IBIOS 551, Genomics