Introduction to Bioinformatics Programming in Python

Syllabus | Schedule | Assignments | Zoom


Course communication will use Canvas discussion boards.


Anupam Banerjee (
Ali Sinan Saglam (
TA: Hanxi Xiao (
Office Hours: Monday 3pm to 4pm (At The Assembly Building/Zoom)

General Info

The goal of this course is to provide you with some of the essential computing skills and knowledge you will need to be a successful computational biologist.

There are two lectures a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:20pm in Murdoch 814. Additionally, all lectures will be streamed over Zoom. Each lecture will cover the basics of a different area in computational biology in the context of python programming project.

We will be using Python for the course assignments. Python includes surprisingly good documentation for learning the language, but if you would like a hard-copy textbook I recommend Bioinformatics Programming Using Python or Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python.

Course materials, such as slides and example code, will be linked from the schedule. Course policies can be found in the syllabus.