CS101E Python for Biologists, Level 1

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==Logistics==
==Logistics==

Revision as of 21:29, 24 December 2007

Contents

Objective

This course aims at teaching biologists how to use Python as a programming language to automate routine data management tasks in biological research and solve difficult data-related computational problems. Data could be DNA or amino acid sequence, microarray data, images, mass spectrometry data, LIMS data, or any other kind of biological information.

Instructors

Course outline

The course is divided into 4 sessions, roughly 1-1.5 hours each. The 5th session is reserved for project discussion and any other issues the students may want to discuss. There will be quizzes and homework assignments after every lecture.

Course schedule

If you are interested in an upcoming course, register using instructions below. (Access to completed courses is available to enrolled students only, because of privacy and confidentiality issues.)

Registration

Registration is comprised of two steps. First, if you haven't already done so, create an online account to access the educational section of our website. Second, register for this course by making a payment using either the online registration form (click on the scheduled course above; use this form only for credit card payments via secured PayPal), or by sending in the mail-in registration form (~150 kB PDF, use this form if paying by US checks, credit card or corporate purchase order). Please check the tuition rates and discounts below.

Registration deadline: When full

Tuition and Discounts

The fee for this course is $595 USD (Commercial, Government)

Discounted rates are available, as follows:

Logistics

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Online courses are offered on the ASAP online meeting system. Access information will be provided prior to the start of the course. Each lecture will last 90 to 180 minutes, depending on the topics covered. For those who cannot attend the lectures at those times, the lectures will be recorded and placed on the course website as Flash videos (resolution reduced by 30%) each day, within one day. Students will also be able to communicate with the instructor and other students via the course forums. Lecture attendance is therefore not required.

Since this will be an interactive, hands-on workshop, all attendees will need a computer with a broadband Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster is strongly recommended for those watching the live lecture), a sound card with speakers, a modern Web browser, and the Adobe Flash plugin. Please check the specific system requirements for your computer. A microphone and webcam is not required for this course. The necessary software, lecture notes and exercises will be provided.

No programming experience is required, just a need to learn how to program.

This course is certified by the Bioinformatics Organization, Inc., the largest international affiliation in the field, and it will count as 8 "Continuing Scientific Education" (CSE) credits (one credit per contact hour) within the Organization. Students completing the course will receive a certificate attesting to that.

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Additional information

If you have any questions, please send a message to J.W. Bizzaro (login required) or call +1 508 890 8600.

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