This hands-on workshop will introduce the building blocks of the Python scripting environment. Participants will learn about basic programming concepts including simple and complex data types, conditionals and looping that are applicable to Python and other languages.
Professor Mark Ragan
Mark is the founding head of the Division of Genomics and Computational Biology at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience of The University of Queensland, and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics. Mark is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, and serves on six editorial boards and seven management and advisory boards in molecular bioscience, informatics and e-research. He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications and research interests that include comparative, computational and evolutionary genomics, high-throughput bioinformatics, high-performance computing, and technologies for management and integration of large datasets.