Course Materials

Pre-course Materials

We have designed our workshop to contain lectures, hands-on practices using Jupyter Notebook, and projects, which will be distributed and run on the Purdue University research computing server. You will go through a series of pre-course materials before our workshop starts to get familiar with the computing tools and working environment. A completion certificate will be released if you complete the course project and a series of post-course activities by the due date.


Discussion Forum

Our course will run a discussion forum through piazza, a public Q and A forum.

You will be enrolled in the Piazza course site by the instructors

Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail from Piazza that includes:

  1. A link to let you activate your account and set your password
  2. An activation code you’ll need to join the class

Simply follow the instructions in the link and upon activation of your account you’ll be registered for the class.

Course site on Piazza

Piazza Quick Start Guide

Basic features and how to use Piazza


Your Instructors

Richard Van Etten

Richard Van Etten, MD, PhD

Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Medicine
Professor, Biological Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Min Zhang, MD, PhD
UC Irvine

Min Zhang, MD, PhD

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California, Irvine

Marian Waterman

Marian Waterman

Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Director, Cancer Research Institute
Deputy Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Co-Director of Center for Cancer Systems Biology
Jenny Wu

Jenny Wu, Ph.D.

Director, Chao Family Cancer Center Bioinformatics Shared Resource