Python for Biologists 2020

Python for Biologists 2020

9:00am - 5:00pm / Monday 2nd March 2020 / Venue: SR12, 3rd Floor. Life Sciences Building
Type: Training Course / Category: Department / Series: Centre for Genomic Research
  • 0151 795 4509
  • Suitable for: The workshop will take place over 5 days and is aimed at all researchers and technical workers with a background in biology who want to learn programming. The syllabus has been planned with complete beginners in mind.
  • Admission: £550 registration fee.
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Python is a dynamic, readable language that is a popular platform for all types of bioinformatics work, from simple one-off scripts to large, complex software projects. This workshop is aimed at complete beginners and assumes no prior programming experience. It gives an overview of the language with an emphasis on practical problem-solving, using examples and exercises drawn from various aspects of bioinformatics work. The 5-day workshop is structured so that the parts of the language most useful for bioinformatics are introduced as early as possible, and that students can start writing plausibly-useful programs after the first few sessions. After completing the workshop, students should be in a position to (1) apply the skills they have learned to tackle problems in their own research and (2) continue their Python education in a self-directed way.
The instructor of the workshop is the Founder of Python for Biologists, Dr Martin Jones.