On January 2021, we held the 2nd summer course of genomic informatics entitled “Introduction to Transcriptomic Analysis” at University of La Frontera (UFRO) as a training course for experimental biological students and researchers. Course contents covered topics of genome informatics ranging from basic to practical issues. We developed a program that combines lectures, demonstrations, exercises and hands-on session and final presentation so that participants can effectively acquire knowledge and skills.
Professor Andrés Ávila (UFRO), Dr. Mikihiko Kawai (Kyoto University), and Giovanni Larama (UFRO) were in charge of the program, and gave lectures in corporation with invited speakers, Professor Fumito Maruyama (Hiroshima University) and Dr. Enrique Ostria-Gallardo (The Center for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones (CEAZA)).
This year, we held the course as the online course, and enabled participants from other universities in addition to UFRO. A variety of participants joined from students to researchers and faculty members of multiple universities. This course was carried out as a UFRO graduate course subject as the 2020 course, and credits were granted to graduate students at UFRO. We will continue to improve our training program to contribute to researches in the field of genomics in UFRO and all over Chile.