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Python Programming for Biologists

These seminars are presented to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland in 2019.

These seminars have been recorded. Please see the NIAID Bioinformatics Portal for the recordings of these seminars and more training materials at

NIAID / NIH Python Programming Seminar Series

This seminar series is brought to you, at no cost, by the NIAID Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB), part of the Office of Cyberinfastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB).

Dates and topics:

  • Introduction to the Command Line (and UNIX)
  • Introduction to Jupyter Notebooks
  • Introduction to Programming (with Python)
  • The Python Programming Language (for experienced programmers)
  • Data Analysis with Python and Pandas
  • Data Visualization with Python
  • Intermediate Python Programming and Best Practices
  • Bioinformatics Programming with Python
  • Building Workflows with Python
  • Biomedical Data Storage and Retrieval (using SQL & NoSQL)
  • Becoming a Reproducible Scientist

For those interested in previous versions of this material please see the dropbox location at:


R. Burke Squires Computational Genomics Specialist BCBB / OCICB / OSMO / OD / NIAID / NIH