Aridaman Pandit of the Laboratory of Translational Immunology.
Schedule: The course runs for five days from 9.15 till approximately 16.00. Each day will start with a lecture followed by an interactive hands-on computer practical to teach students the basics of programming in Python. Attendance is obligatory at all times. An assignment handed out on Wednesday is used for grading the course.
Content: Nowadays almost all disciplines in medical and biological sciences have to deal with an increasing amount of data. Frequently Microsoft Excel was used to load and process such datasets, however there are many examples where datasets get simply to large or structurally to complicated that another approach, using a programming language) is not only very much preferred but basically essential.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a basis in programming using the programming language Python.
Students will learn how to use basic functions of Python via the command line and at the end of the week processes files and request data from the Ensembl database using self made scripts. Topics include: Linux basics, variables, lists, loops, functions, modules, regular expressions, file handling and obtaining data from Ensembl.
Literature/study material used
Provided course materials (slides); Python (will be available via individual Amazon cloud computers, https://www.python.org/)
Please register online on the CS&D website: www.CSnD.nl/courses
. CS&D and MCLS students have priority in registration until 3 weeks before the start of the course. Thereafter, registration is on 'first-come-first-serve' basis until the maximum number of 25 participants is reached.
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme
BSc BMW / Biology; Basic computer skills.