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we are PR informatics

PR informatics provides training courses and workshops in bioinformatics and associated fields. Each course we deliver comprises of a carefully thought out combination of lectures, group discussions and hands on practicals. We believe it is this combination of teaching mediums that underpins the success of our courses and workshops.

About PR informatics

PR informatics provides training courses and workshops in bioinformatics and associated fields Each course we deliver comprises of a carefully thought out combination of lectures, group discussions and hands on practical. We believe it is this combination of teaching mediums that underpins the success of our courses and workshops.

PR informatics is a sister company of PR statistics which was founded by Oliver Hooker during his PhD. His aim was to provide high quality, ecology based courses for people at various stages of their academic and professional career. As the range of courses grew and crossed disciplines, PR informatics was released to provide courses aimed specifically at bioinformaticians.

This is done by providing a platform with which research driven and pioneering scientists in academia with a strong affiliation with bioinformatics can connect with not only new up-and-coming scientists, but also those with different research interests and disciplines.

PR informatics has previously run 6 bioinformatics courses under PR statistics, the first in October 2015, these 6 courses have provided training for 93 scientists from 51 different academic institutes, government organisations and industry; spanning 23 countries. A majority of these 93 people are PhD students, (N=61), but we also receive a lot of applicants from Dr’s already in research and academia, (N=29) and Prof’s who are further on in their career (N=3).

During 2017 you will see a significant increase in the number and variety of courses aimed at the field of bioinformatics. Please keep checking our website for updates; If you would like to register for email updates please email oliverhooker@prinformatics.com.

If you have a large group of potential participants then please inquire about the possibility of in-house courses and let PR informatics come to you. Email Oliver Hooker (oliverhooker@prinformatics.com) for more details.

Upcoming Courses

If you are interested in some of our courses or workshops but are unsure about the suitability, for example regarding the course content or required computational ability please feel free to contact us (oliverhooker@prinformatics.com) so we can advise. You can browse upcoming courses chronologically by selecting the courses tab. Under each course title you will find further details, such as course timetables, details on the instructors, the venues and how to register.

Our Instructors

PR informatics prides itself on the quality of its instructors. Experts in their field, many are involved in the development of new methods, author and have published scientific material in their field. Most importantly they are skilled and experienced in teaching and portraying the application of bioinformatics methods in a clear and easy to understand manner.

  • Are leading experts in their field of research
  • Regularly author and contribute to statistical packages
  • Published in scientific journals
  • Develop new statistical methods
  • Passionate and enthusiastic teachers

You can read about all our instructors, find out about their background, current research interests and their roles in academia on the instructors page.

Our Venues

Over two thirds of our participants are from overseas, this is of huge importance to PR informatics when selecting its venues. All of the venues we use have all-inclusive options which provides accommodation and meals; the benefits of this we feel are invaluable.

Group cohesion is always greater which in turn transpires in to a more enjoyable learning experience during classes. It removes the stress of arranging additional travel, accommodation and meals, reduces the overall cost and provides a fun environment in the evenings to unwind, discuss research and make friends (or even collaborations).

All our venues are either situated in national parks or areas of high ecological interest so there is always something to appeal to ecologists. The importance of this is it provides distractions, a reason to escape outside after classes, allowing time to relax which in turn helps the learning process. On our venues page you can read about our different venues, check out their websites and find details on how to arrive (and depart) from courses to make things as stress-free as possible.

Millport Field Station

The centre offers fieldwork experiences on this unique island setting for all ages and is ideal for marine field teaching.

Juniper Hall

Juniper Hall is an amazing location set in a quiet wooded valley in an un-spoilt area of the chalk North Downs at the edge of Box Hill (less than 10 minutes from the M25).

Flatford Mill Field Centre

Flatford Mill is made up of four separate accommodation blocks: the Mill, Willy Lott’s House, Valley Farm and Babergh Bungalow, which are all located around the River Stour.