The course Optimisation techniques in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology will be held on February 12-16, 2018 in Wageningen.
Many problems in bioinformatics and systems biology require at a certain moment application of some optimisation technique. When facing optimisation problems, many researchers suffice with applying a simple algorithm in Excel, coming to the conclusion that it does not work properly or runs into convergence problems. It is not necessary to stick to that stage, since optimisation is a rapidly expanding field of research, that generates more and more efficient, successful, and easy-to-use algorithms.
This course is intended to provide you with the main ideas underlying optimisation, and to get you acquainted with the optimisation techniques that are nowadays available and widely used. In addition, a great variety of examples of optimisation problems in life sciences will be presented and discussed.