Introduction to Python for life sciences - FULL COURSE


Staff IRBLleida
Date of registration period
Start date
Friday, May 17, 2024
End date
Friday, May 31, 2024

UdL Bioinformatics Unit

  • Program: The goal of this course is to help researchers in the life sciences acquire the basic knowledge of this programming language to use it in the context of their research. After completing the course, and with the help of the materials provided, the students should be able to set up a working environment on their computer and go through the most common use cases: Load sequence data, set up a database using the Pandas library, use Python to process text files in different formats, etc. This will enable each researcher to learn the specifics needed for their research building upon the skills taught in the course.
    • Session1: Basics. Installing Anaconda and working in the cloud with Google collab. Jupyter notebooks. Basic syntax in python. Installing packages. Writing simple programs: handling DNA sequences.

    • Session 2: Basic Data analysis with Pandas. Organizing data in a DataFrame. Exploratory data analysis. Basic statistics and plotting.

    • Session 3: Biopython. Working with common formats. Genomes and annotations.

  • Public: research staff.
  • Institution of origin: All seconded staff.
  • Duration: 9h.
  • Timetable:
    • 17/05/24
    • 24/05/24
    • 31/05/24
  • Time: 9.00-12.00.
  • Location: Martina Castells room
  • Format: classroom-based.
  • Accreditation: UdL Bioinformatics Unit.
  • Registration CLOSED.