Intro to Databases for Biologists

Instructor: Dr. Ethan White (

Computers are increasingly essential to the study of all aspects of biology. Familiarity with database is required for storing, managing, and analyzing data. This course will provide an introduction to database management targeted towards biologists, and will take a student-centered, active learning, approach to teaching this material. Class will typically consist of a short introductions to database techniques and associated biological problems, followed by hands on computing exercises. The course will be taught using MS Access and SQL. No background in databases is required.