Python Programming for Biologists (beginner)



Course Python Programming for Biologists
Instructor TBA, Physalia Courses
Date 13.05.2024 - 16.05.2024
Time 9:00 – 13:00
Duration ca. 16 hours + preparation time
Type Online


Course description:

Immerse yourself in the world of Python programming with our comprehensive course tailored specifically for biologists and life scientists. Throughout this course, participants will embark on a journey into the Python programming language, gaining both theoretical knowledge and hands-on coding experience. By engaging in practical exercises and projects, you will develop a solid foundation in Python and its applications in the realm of biology.


Target Audience:

This course is designed for biologists at all levels, including students, researchers, and group leaders, who possess little to no prior programming experience.


Course Content:

  • Introduction to Python, Programming Concepts, and Data Types
  • Exploring Basic Data Types, Initial Coding, and Data Manipulation
  • Understanding Collections: Lists and Tuples
  • Group Project 1
  • Exploring Collections: Dictionaries
  • Conditional Statements and Loops
  • Advanced String Manipulation
  • Group Project 2
  • Input/Output (I/O) Handling
  • Structuring Code with Functions
  • Group Project 3
  • Modules and Libraries: An Introduction to BioPython
  • Final Group Project Presentation and Discussion


Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing this course, participants will acquire the following skills:

  • Write and execute basic Python code to extract, parse, process and analyse biological data.
  • Grasp the fundamentals of bioinformatics libraries in Python.
  • Gain proficiency in data analysis using Python.
  • Develop well-organized and reusable code.
  • Create a simple Python project tailored to their specific field of study.


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