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Mon 13 Mar 2017
11:00 - 17:00

Venue: Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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CRUK: Basic Unix

Mon 13 Mar 2017


The Unix shell has existed since the early days of computers, and yet is still the preferred way to run many popular Bioinformatics tools. This course aims to take the novice and turn them into a beginning Linux user. We will describe the Linux environment so they can start to utilise command-line tools and feel comfortable using a text-based way of interacting with a computer.

This event is part of a series of training courses organised in collaboration with Dr. Mark Dunning at CRUK Cambridge Institute.

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Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here

No previous experience required


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 13 Mar 2017   11:00 - 17:00 11:00 - 17:00 Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE map Peter MacCallum,  Dr A. Pajon,  Marc O'Brien
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Data handling


After this course you should be able to:

  • Connect to a Unix / Linux system
  • Manipulate files and directories within the Linux system
  • Work with text files
  • Run programs from the command-line

During this course you will learn about:

  • Navigating through a Unix file system
  • Creating and deleting files
  • Searching for files, and for text within a file
  • Connecting to a remote server and transferring files

Presentations and practicals

Registration Fees
  • Free for University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here



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Core skills

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