This is a foundation online course to prepare participants who is interested to have a good grasp and overview about bioinformatics and its applications in various disciplines such as precision medicine, precision agriculture, pathogen research and epidemiology, environmental study and many others. Participants will be exposed to both theory and hands-on curriculum which has been curated over a decade of experiences in running cutting-edge, data-driven genomics projects. This course is pivotal for those serious about utilizing biological data to give them an edge in their professional careers.
QCo Academy Programme (Q1-Q2, 2022)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who is suitable to join this course?
This course welcomes beginners who have basic knowledge in bioscience or related domains and are interested to have a good grasp and overview about bioinformatics and its applications in various disciplines such as precision medicine, precision agriculture, pathogen research and epidemiology, environmental study and many others. This course is pivotal for those serious about utilizing biological data to give them an edge in their professional careers.
Any minimum requirement for hardware? E.g. a linux laptop?
Normal laptop (Windows, Mac, Linux) would suffice. For programs / software / file systems that work only in certain types of operating system, or requiring high performing computers, we will provide solutions / workarounds / recommendations on sourcing the right platforms.
What are the software do I need to install in my PC? How do I get the installers of those software? Are they free?
We will provide or link you to all the software needed by the course. We will also guide you through on how to setup all programs required during the orientation session. Most of the programs / services used in the course will be open-source, or free for academic / non-profit use. Charge might be incurred (by the software provider) if you opt to subscribe the premium version of the software, or use the software to generate profit, or to continue subscribing the services (e.g. cloud server) after the free trial period.
What do I need to prepare before attending the live classroom?
Turn on your PC / laptop and make sure it has good internet connection. Get a notebook and pen for taking note.
Get yourself a quiet and confortable space with some snack and coffee/tea/favarite drinks. To have the best experience during the live classroom, it is advisible that you turn off or turn away any possible disturbance throughout the session (like phone or any devices with notifications, kids, cats, etc)
Enter the live classroom 15 min before the session starts. You might also want to take a look at the module content before the session starts
How long will the video recordings be kept?
All video recordings as well as other course materials will be kept for 2 seasons (6 months) before they were replaced with the updated versions in the new course seasons. Rest assured that you will always have access to the latest videos and materials if you subscribed to the full course
How to schedule for personal coaching session?
You could schedule a private session with us by filling up the form here. Availability of private sessions is limited and on a first-come, first-served bases. If you prefer faster or direct arrangement, please contact your trainer or email us at email@example.com. Don't forget to let us know the agenda of the private session and furnish us with any relevant information while arranging the appointment. This will accelerate the process and enable us to prepare better prior to the session.
What are the benefits for QCo members?
QCo members will be able to access the course subscribed life-time, including all the classrooms, videos, materials updated every course season. In addition, QCo members will have the access to QCo E-Learning resources, including the all useful cheatsheets, Ebooks, References, etc. Private coaching or discussion session with trainers or other specialists could also be arranged freely. Not only that, Qco will be organizing technical webinars and specialized workshops from time to time while QCo members will be able to join at no cost / discounted rate. Last but not least, QCo members will also be prioritized to receive offers / discounts / free gifts / news / etc from QCo Academy, Codon Genomics and our partners whenever that are special events or activities.
(psst...we are also setting up a cafe-style co-learning space for our members. stay tuned!)
How could I get the receipt and T-shirt after signing-up?
Receipts will be emailed to participants within 7 days upon receival of full payment and registration form. T-shirts will be delivered to participants by courier service or with our own fleet, depending on the shipping address provided. Shipping fee might be incurred if the shipping address is out from Malaysia. Shipping date of T-shirt might change/delay, depending on availability.