The BioSpec Norway Group at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, together with Belarusian State University and United Institute of Informatics Problems (National Academy of Sciences of Belarus), has organized an interdisciplinary summer school on mining of biological data on 11th-17th of August 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. The summer school has introduced atendees to the basics in molecular biology, machine learning and physics of infrared absorption, explained by renowned scientists in the corresponding fields. The main aim of summer school was to provide experience in solving a complex research problem in a multidisciplinary team. The students have acquired cross-disciplinary knowledge in biology and data analysis, as well as analytical approaches for analysing high-dimensional biological data.
This summer school has been supported by the SIU project "Belanoda - Multidisciplinary graduate and post-graduate education in big data analysis for life sciences" (project number CPEA-LT-2016/10126) funded by the Eurasia program, Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in education (SIU).