Introduction to Bioinformatics Programming in Python

Syllabus | Schedule | Assignments


Course communication will be managed using Piazza.


David Koes
3086 BST3
Office Hours: after class or by appointment

Teaching Assistant
Emilee Holtzapple
Office Hours: Monday 12-1pm, BST3 3073

General Info

The goal of this course is to provide you with some of the essential computing skills and knowledge you will need to be a successful computational biologist.

There are two lectures a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-1:30pm in BST3 3073. Each lecture will cover the basics of a different area in computational biology in the context of python programming project.

We will be using Python for the course assignments. Python includes surprisingly good documentation for learning the language, but if you would like a hard-copy textbook I recommend Bioinformatics Programming Using Python or Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python.

Course materials, such as slides and example code, will be linked from the schedule. Course policies can be found in the syllabus.