Workshop Registration End Date :September 19, 2023

Recorded Session

Virtual Workshop

Python for Biologists: Beginners Level

Unlocking the Power of Python: Empowering Biologists in Data-driven Discovery

About Workshop:

Python has become an essential tool in the field of biology due to its versatility and ease of use. This workshop is designed to cater specifically to biologists who wish to harness the power of Python for data analysis, visualization, and modeling in biological research. Participants will gain practical experience and hands-on training to confidently apply Python in their specific areas of interest.

Aim: The aim of the workshop “Python for Biologists” is to introduce biologists to the fundamental concepts of programming using Python and demonstrate its applications in various biological disciplines. The workshop will focus on enabling participants to leverage Python for sequence analysis, structure analysis, and pathway analysis in their research and work.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Introduce participants to Python programming concepts and syntax.
  2. Provide an overview of the applications of Python in different biological domains.
  3. Teach participants how to analyze gene sequences, proteins, and transcriptomic data using Python.
  4. Familiarize participants with structural biology techniques such as X-ray crystallography, NMR, and circular dichroism and how Python can aid in their analysis.
  5. Explore pathway analysis and its significance in understanding cellular dynamics, reconstruction, and biomarker prediction using Python-based tools.

What you will learn?

Day 1: Sequence Analysis

  • Introduction to Python for Biologists.
  • Python Basics: Variables, Data Types, and Control Structures
  • Gene and Genome Analysis with Python
  • Protein and Proteome Analysis with Python
  • Transcriptome Analysis with Python

Day 2: Structure Analysis

  • Introduction to Structural Biology and Python’s Role
  • Analyzing X-ray Crystallography Data with Python
  • NMR Data Analysis with Python
  • Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectroscopy and Python Analysis

Day 3: Pathway Analysis

  • Introduction to Pathway Analysis and Its Significance.
  • Cellular Dynamics Modeling with Python
  • Pathway Reconstruction
  • Biomarker Prediction using Python

Mentor Profile

Dr Harishchander Anandaram is an Assistant Professor at Centre for Excellence in Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. In his PhD thesis, he worked on pharmacogenomics and miRNA- regulated networks in psoriasis, a joint project with Georgetown University, USA, JIPMER, INDIA, CIBA, INDIA, and ILS, INDIA. His thesis illustrated a multi-disciplinary approach by combining computational biophysics and molecular biology machine learning. He has received the prestigious “Young Scientist Award” from “The Melinda Gates Foundation” for his research abstract on “The Implications of miRNA Dynamics in Infectious Diseases”. To date, he has reviewed more than 200 manuscripts in systems biology. He is currently working on predicting novel lead molecules and biomarkers using computational techniques to target inflammatory pathways associated with infectious and autoimmune disorders.

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Fee Plan

StudentINR 999/- OR USD 40
Ph.D. Scholar / ResearcherINR 1199/- OR USD 45
Academician / FacultyINR 1499/- OR USD 50
Industry ProfessionalINR 1999/- OR USD 75

Important Dates

Registration Ends
19 Sep 2023 AT IST : 03:00 PM
Workshop Dates  19 Sep 2023 to 21 Sep 2023  AT IST : 04:00 PM

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Intended For : Graduates, Post Graduates, Researchers, and Professionals in Life Sciences, Chemistry, or Computational Biology, as well as Professionals from Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries involved in drug development and molecular design are welcome to attend this workshop. Whether you have some experience in programming or none at all, this workshop is designed to cater to participants with diverse backgrounds and interests in biology and computational analysis.

Career Supporting Skills

Bioinformatics Data AnalystComputational BiologistStructural Bioinformatics SpecialistPathway Analyst/BiologistData Scientist (Biology Focus)Research Assistant/Associate

Workshop Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  1. Have a solid understanding of Python programming and be able to write basic scripts for biological data analysis.
  2. Be proficient in conducting gene and genome analysis, protein and proteome analysis, and transcriptome analysis using Python libraries.
  3. Gain insights into the structural analysis of biomolecules using Python-based tools for X-ray crystallography, NMR, and circular dichroism.
  4. Acquire the skills to perform pathway analysis, cellular dynamics modeling, and biomarker prediction using Python.
  5. Be equipped to integrate Python into their daily research and data analysis workflows in the field of biology.