We at OpenHelix train researchers how to find and use genomics and bioinformatics resources. There are a lot of databases and analysis tools out there and lot of researchers, biomedical and bench scientists who need help past that hurdle of figuring out which ones to use, what data or analysis they might have and the basics of how to use them
That said, there are some of you out there who want and need to learn how to do some basic querying and programming, things like mySQL, perl and R. The resources available to you just aren’t quite enough. Well, there are a lot of resources out there to help you, as a biologist, get started. Among them are the courses at Bioinformatics.org . I taught one once last year. These are live web conferences and a good way to learn some of the basics of programming you might want to know as a biologist. They’ve just announced a new set of courses for April.
So, if you are interesting in learning some basic programming, go check these courses out.