Python for downstream data analysis
21 September 2020
This course is organised over two full days. We will start with a brief recap of the basics of Python, followed by exploring several libraries for data manipulation and visualization. With the help of plenty hands-on exercises, you will learn to fetch biological data and sequencing files from online databases, and be able to parse and analyze this data. There will be time to highlight specific requests of topics from participants.
- Use libraries for advanced data manipulation and visualization
- Working with biological data using Biopython
- Being able to write scripts and functions from scratch for specific bioinformatics problems
Participants are expected to have attended an introductory Python course and/or have acquired some working knowledge of Python.
Tuur Muyldermans is a bioinformatics trainer at the VIB Bioinformatics Core and ELIXIR Belgium.
James Collier is a professional software developer with >10 years of experience working on software ranging from tiny embedded devices through to high-performance and web applications. He completed his PhD at Monash University on Australia and now works on scientific software within the VIB Bioinformatics Core.