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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

april, 2021

20apr11:00 am1:00 pmIntroduction to Python and Colab, Running and Quitting, Variables and AssignmentIntro to Python: Hands-on Software Carpentry Workshops


Event Details

Registration is required. Register at this link.

Before the workshop: We will use Google Colab for this workshop. Colab allows us to write and execute Python code through the browser. A Google Account is required for using Colab. If you do not have one, please create a Google Account before the workshop. For technical assistance, contact NCI technical support at

NOTE: A one-hour help session will be offered on April 23, 11 AM – 12 PM: Getting Started with Google Colab

Python is a good programming language for scientists to solve a wide variety of biological problems. We find that many scientists who come to Software Carpentry workshops use Python and want to learn more.

If you are a novice and want to learn how to program in Python to help you in your work, please join our NEW six-week series of two-hour workshops! Instructors will use live code and you will follow along on your own computer. You will gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Python along with best practices for scientific computing: breaking down analyses into modular units, task automation, and encapsulation.

NOTE: This is a six-part course, held weekly for 6 weeks from 11 am – 1 pm, with a 20-minute lunch break. When you register, you are registering for all 6 weeks. Please make sure you have time in your schedule to commit to all six sessions!

Presenters: Pinyi Lu, PhD, Bioinformatics Analyst; Robin Kramer, MS, Bioinformatics Analyst; and George Zaki, PhD, Bioinformatics Manager, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR)

Questions? Contact the NCI Data Science Learning Exchange


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