Advanced Python for biologists
13-17 November 2017, Berlin (Germany)
Instructor: Dr. Martin Jones (founder, Python for Biologists)
Registration deadline: 20th October 2017
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 people who already have a basic knowledge of Python and are interested in using the language to tackle larger problems. In it, we will look in detail at the parts of the language which are particularly useful in scientific programming, and at the tools Python offers for making development faster and easier. The workshop will use examples and exercises drawn from various aspects of bioinformatics work. After completing the workshop, students should be in a position to (1) take advantage of the advanced language features in their own programs and (2) use appropriate tools when developing software programs.
Who should attend
This workshop is aimed at researchers and technical workers with a background in biology and a basic knowledge of Python. The Advanced course is aimed at people who want to develop bigger or more complicated programs in Python, or to learn more about the language, or to explore different approaches (object-oriented, functional) to programming. The material covered is very general purpose and can be applied to any kind of problem.
Students should have enough biological/bioinformatics background to appreciate the examples and exercise problems (i.e. they should know what a protein accession number, BLAST report, and FASTA sequence is). They should also have basic Python experience (the Introduction to Python for Biologists course will fulfil these requirements). Students should be familiar with the use of lists, loops, functions and conditions in Python and have written at least a few small programs from scratch.
Please visit our website for more information: https://www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/course12/