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Introduction to Python for biologists (IPYB04)

27 November 2017 - 1 December 2017

£260.00 - £575.00

Course Overview:

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. It gives an overview of the language with an emphasis on practical problem-solving, using examples and exercises drawn from various aspects of bioinformatics work. After completing the workshop, students should be in a position to (1) apply the skills they have learned to tackle problems in their own research and (2) continue their Python education in a self-directed way. In biology Python is often applied to sequence analysis and data manipulation e.g. calculating base composition statistics, removing adapter sequences, translating DNA to protein, counting kmers, filtering tables etc. In this course we use these applications as examples during the exercises as a way of illustrating how to use the tools that Python has because it makes sense given the background of most of the people who attend. However, it should be possible to apply what you learn to any type of programming problem.

Intended Audience

This workshop is aimed at all researchers and technical workers with a background in biology who want to learn programming. The syllabus has been planned with complete beginners in mind.

Venue – Margam discovery centreGoogle mapDirections
Availability – 15 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English

Packages

We offer COURSE ONLY and ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES;
• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – 
Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 26th November and departure Friday 1st December PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prinformatics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prinformatics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRinformatics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRinformatics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

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Dr. Martin Jones

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Dr. Oliver Hooker

Teaching Format
Course Programme

Details

Start:
27 November 2017
End:
1 December 2017
Cost:
£260.00 - £575.00

Venue

Margam Discovery Centre
Magram Park
Port Talbot , SA13 2UA United Kingdom
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Tickets

2 available
IPYB04 ‘COURSE ONLY’ First 5 places£475.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 1-5 (First 5 places) £475.00
5 available
IPYB04 ‘COURSE ONLY’ Second 5 places£525.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 6-10 (Second 5 places) £525.00
5 available
IPYB04 ‘COURSE ONLY' Final 5 places£575.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 11-15 (Final 5 places) £575.00
12 available
IPYB04 ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'£260.00‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE' Places 1-15 £260.00