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“Introduction to Python for biologists”

 

http://prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-python-for-biologists-ipyb/

 

This course is being delivered by Dr Martin Jones, an expert in Python and

author of two text books,

 

Python for Biologists [http://www.amazon.com/Python-Biologists-complete-

programming-beginners/dp/1492346136/]

 

Advanced Python for Biologists [http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Python-

Biologists-Martin-Jones/dp/1495244377/].

 

This course will run from 23rd - 27th May 2016 at SCENE (the Scottish

Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment), Loch Lomond National Park,

Glasgow.

 

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. 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.

Intended audience:

 

This workshop 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; people with previous programming

experience are welcome to attend as a refresher but may find the pace a bit

slow.

 

The workshop is delivered over ten half-day sessions (see the detailed

curriculum below). Each session consists of roughly a one hour lecture

followed by two hours of practical exercises, with breaks at the

organizer’s discretion. There will also be plenty of time for students to

discuss their own problems and data.

 

Students should have enough biological background to appreciate the

examples and exercise problems (i.e. they should know about DNA and protein

sequences, what translation is, and what introns and exons are). No

previous programming experience or computer skills (beyond the ability to

use a text editor) are necessary, but you'll need to have a laptop with

Python installed.

 

Curriculum:

 

Day 1:

Module 1 - Introduction

Module 2 - Output and text manipulation

 

Day 2:

Module 3 - File IO and user interfaces

Module 4 - Flow control 1: loops

 

Day 3:

Module 5 - Flow control 2: conditionals

Module 6 - Organizing and structuring code

 

Day 4:

Module 7 – Regular expressions

Module 8 - Dictionaries

 

Day 5:

Module 9 – Interaction with the file system

Module 10 - Optional free afternoon to cover previous modules and discuss

data

 

 

The cost is £500 including lunches and course materials. An all-inclusive

option is also available at £710; this includes breakfast, lunch, dinner,

refreshments, accommodation and course materials. Participants will need a

laptop with a recent version of Python installed.

 

Please send inquiries to oliverhooker@prstatistics.co.uk or visit the

website www.prstatistics.com

 

Please feel free to distribute this information anywhere you think suitable

 

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Oliver Hooker

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