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Online Course – 1st Edition

Intermediate Python Skills for Biology

December 13th-17th, 2021

This course will be delivered live online

Online live sessions on Monday 13th, Wednesday 15th and Friday 17th of December (Madrid time zone).

Course Intermediate Python Skills for BiologistsCourse overview

Python is a user-friendly and powerful programming language for use in the biological sciences. While a basic understanding of Python provides a sufficient toolset for many applications and analyses, this course will dive into some additional concepts and applications of Python. This will not only give you new tools but will also help you think in new programming structures and be able to understand a wider range of Python code. This course will give participants hands-on practice with intermediate python techniques in addition to some practical theory.

The course will cover intermediate topics of the Python programming language, including functional and object-oriented programming as well as the library biopython and APIs.

By the end of this course, participants will understand:

  • What object-oriented programming is and how to implement it in Python
  • What functional programming is and how to implement it in Python (with a focus on higher order functions and list comprehension)
  • What an API is and how to access one
  • How to use the biopython library to analyze biological data

Participants of the course Introduction to Python for Biology can benefit from a 20 % discount on this course. If you have taken the introductory course in the past, or if you are taking both courses, please add that information in the registration form for this course.

Requirements

Graduate or postgraduate degree in Life Sciences and basic knowledge of Statistics and Python. You should have an understanding of Python datatypes, looping, control flow, functions, file i/o, and error handling.

All participants must have a personal laptop and a good internet connection (Windows, Macintosh, Linux).

Contact

haris.saslis@transmittingscience.com

Dates

December 13th-17th, 2021

Schedule and Course length

Online live sessions on Monday 13th, Wednesday 15th and Friday 17th of December (Madrid time zone).

14:30 to 16:30 Q&A session and live coding with the instructors

17:30 to 20:00 Coding exercises (supervised by the instructors)

16 hours

13.5 hours of online live lessons, plus 2.5 hours of pre-recorded lessons.

Language

English

Places

Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate.

Nichole Bennett instructor fro Transmitting Science

Nichole Bennett
The University of Texas at Austin
United States of America

Jo Villa Instructor for Transmitting Science

Jo Villa
KOTAI Biotechnologies, Inc.

Japan

Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis
Transmitting Science
Greece

Programme

Day 1:

  • Object-Oriented Programming in Python

Day 2:

  • Functional Programming
  • List Comprehensions

Day 3:

  • Biopython
  • APIs

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until November 30th, 2021):
  • 290 €
    (232 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after November 30th, 2021):
  • 370 €
    (296 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • The price is VAT inclusive.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance on the course. Payment is not required during registration.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Funding

Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact the course coordinator).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organisations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Participants of the course Introduction to Python for Biology can benefit from a 20 % discount on this course. If you have taken the introductory course in the past, or if you are taking both courses, please add that information in the registration form for this course.

Unemployed scientists living in Spain may benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you would like to enquire about this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict registration order.

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