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Education - Programming for Bioinformatics Workshop
Introduction to Python, Databases, and R for Bioinformatics Workshop
This workshop provides a basic introduction to three aspects of programming as applied to bioinformatics: Python, databases, and R. No prior programming experience is expected or required. The workshop is designed to give biologists the fundamental programming tools they need to operate in a Linux/Unix environment and to manipulate data files, engage in analysis, and effectively store and retrieve their data.
- Introduction to the Linux operating system
- Python including conditionals, arrays, loops, espressions, functions, data structures, subroutines, and modules
- Database design and querying
- R including statistical analysis, plotting and making figures
Dates and Registration
The registration fee for this workshop is $600 for general rate, $500 for student rate. This includes breakfast and lunch for Tuesday-Friday.
November 6-10, 2017Register
Location and Times
The course will be held on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus in the BioParkII building at 801 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21201 [Google map]. The workshop will be in the "Invent and Advance" conference room on the first floor to the right of the front desk.
Check-in for the workshop will be from 12:30PM-1:00PM on Monday. The workshop will run from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Monday, and then from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day for the rest of the week. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided Tuesday through Friday.
Directions can be found here. Parking is available for $9.00 per day in a garage at the corner of W. Baltimore and Poppleton, this is about 1 block from our building.
The closest airport is Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Other airports in the region (1 - 1.5 hours away) are Dulles and Reagan National.
There are several hotels within easy walking distance to our location at 801 W. Baltimore St. Here are a couple of suggestions that previous attendees have been happy with:
Please send any questions to Michelle Giglio (mgiglio AT som.umaryland.edu)