Getting Started with NCBI Data in Python

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Getting Started with NCBI Data in Python

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This workshop concluded on April 19, 2022. The workshop materials are available here.

Learn how to tackle bigger biomolecular datasets more reliably with the power of Python programming. This workshop is designed for biologists without programming experience. Our examples will use genomic, transcript, and protein sequence data, but the programming skills will be broadly relevant for  all biologists.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Use Python programming to download, analyze, and visualize data.
  • Use Jupyter to create data analysis ‘lab notebooks’ that make it easy to reproduce & share your work.
  • Find data that is relevant to your project using the new NCBI Datasets resource. Explore metadata to learn about which datasets are available.
  • Download sequence data with NCBI Datasets and manipulate it with the BioPython package.

NOTE:  This workshop was designed for people with a good understanding of molecular biology, but who have limited or no programming experience.

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2022-04-19 @ 01:00 PM (EDT) to
2022-04-19 @ 04:00 PM (EDT)

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