para aqueles que se interessam por Bioinformática, repasso um e-mail que acabei de receber da Bioinformatics Organization, sobre cursos on-line. Me pareceu interessante e digno de uma pequena nota, afinal todo esforço é válido na formação e capacitação de recursos humanos nesta interface fascinante (a gente que viveu a era sem-internet - sim, ela existiu - e com escassos recursos de bioinformática tem uma tendência a valorizar iniciativas como esta).
aqui está o texto da mensagem de e-mail:
The non-profit Bioinformatics Organization (Bioinformatics.Org) is pleased to announce the expansion of its educational services with the introduction of on-site and on-line training courses in bioinformatics. Since 1998, Bioinformatics.Org has been providing free hosting services for bioinformaticists. They've been focused largely on software development projects, but we're now expanding both research and educational services. Training courses and static tutorials will employ the open-source Moodle course management system to manage student registration and course materials. It's located here: http://edu.bioinformatics.org (Note: Account registration will be separate for this system until it can be integrated with the rest of the Bioinformatics.Org website. If you are member of Bioinformatics.Org, you'll need to re-register for this site in order to useit.) While the on-line course materials will remain gratis, courses lead by an instructor will often require a fee -- tiered for academics and economies -- to compensate the instructor and to help the Organization. Our very first course is on-site and targeted toward laboratory researchers who wish to learn how two open-source scripting languages can become powerful tools for data analysis.