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EPS Python course 20232018-10-01T14:26:19+01:00

EPS Python course 2023

This course is organized over three days. With the help of plenty hands-on exercises, you will get introduced into the different types of variables in Python, the peculiarities of Python and good programming habits. This course will provide you an ideal stepping stone for further developing programming skills in Python. Throughout the course we’ll stress the importance of ‘good programming practice’, such as clear variable names and adding comments to your code.

Date: 6, 13 and 20 June 2023,  09:30 – 17:00
Venue: Wageningen Campus
First target group (registration open now): EPS PhD candidates and postdocs registered with EPS
Course fee: 175 € for PhD candidates and postdocs registered with WUR graduate Schools, 350 € for all other members of Universities, 700 € for industry
Amount of participants: 24
Study load: 0.9 ECTS
Trainers: James Collier (VIB Bioinformatics Core) & Partner
Registration: open

– Learning the basics of Python programming: different variables, reading files, writing files, conditional statements.
– Being able to write a basic Python script from scratch.

Required skills
Aimed for people with no programming skills whatsoever.

About the trainers
James Collier is a professional software developer with >10 years of experience working on software ranging from tiny embedded devices through to high-performance and web applications. He completed his PhD at Monash University in Australia and now works on scientific software within the VIB Bioinformatics Core.

If you have any further questions please contact Juliane Teapal. (

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 through June 20
On location
Wageningen Campus