Category Archives: Postgraduate Courses

Don’t Fear the Command Line

If you are doing a (bioinformatics) project, chances are, you’ll need to do it under the Unix/Linux OS. The terminal is where you ‘talk’ to the machine, and this can be a very frustrating experience for beginners. Luckily, we have … Continue reading

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Untangling SD from SE

If you are confused about the difference between standard deviation (SD) and standard error (SE), there is an excellent article here that should help clarify matters. For research students, this can practically mean the difference between receiving a praise or … Continue reading

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What is the point of doing research?

As this is the “season” for final year undergrads and MSc coursework students to start fulfilling the requirement of submitting a thesis (in exchange for a piece of paper with floral embellishments on its edges), perhaps I can share some … Continue reading

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Bioinformatics Research Project Registration

Please register for the bioinformatics project in the next semester. There is no provision for dividing parts of it into this semester and the next one. You should, however, start looking for a suitable topic this semester. The project must … Continue reading

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Variance and Covariance as Geometrical Objects

When  I first studied the concept of variance, I was shown a formula with sigma notation. Then, I was taught that if you had bunch of numbers and you were asked to find their variance, you just throw the numbers … Continue reading

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SHGS 6217 Application of Algorithms in Bioinformatics

I am trying a different way of putting up course material this time. Go to this site for the course material.

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Final Results for MSc Bioinformatics Courses

We are currently having some problems releasing the result because the lecturer for Computer Programming has not submitted the final grades until today. For my course, I have shown you how compute your final marks. Your final grade corresponds to … Continue reading

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