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carlopecoraro2 ★ 2.3k

Dear all,

The registration deadline for our course "Introduction to Bionformatics", held at Free University Berlin, is soon approaching (14th September).

Instructor: Dr. Martin Jones (founder, Python for biologists).

The course aims to provide an introduction to the field of bioinformatics, with a special focus on teaching the basics of programming computers using a combination of Bash and Python. Attendees will learn how to arrange tools into pipelines which can be executed with minimal supervision. The course aims to use a combination of theoretical and practical sessions in order for participants to gain practical experience in using various tools and resources.

Monday 14th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

Session 1 – connecting to the server and basic Linux commands

Session 2 – assembling Linux commands into pipelines

Tuesday 15th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

Session 3 – introduction to bash scripting and variables

Session 4 – flow control in bash, aliases and paths

Wednesday 16th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

Session 5 – introduction to Python, text and files

Session 6 – lists and loops in Python

Thursday 17th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

Session 7 – conditions in Python

Session 8 – writing functions in Python

Friday 18th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

Session 9 – paired data and dicts in Python

Session 10

The afternoon of Friday 18th is reserved for finishing off the next-gen workflow exercise, working on your own datasets, or leaving early for travel.

For more information, please see:

For the complete list of our courses and Workshops, please see:

Should you have any specific questions, feel free to contact us:

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