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Authors: allegra.via Via  or Patricia Palagi 

Course design: Considerations for trainers – a Professional Guide

This Professional Guide in the Resources for Training Trainers series introduces a structured approach to course design, highlighting the importance of articulating learning outcomes commensurate with the cognitive complexity of the target learning, prior to devising learning experiences and...

Keywords: Curriculum development, course design, learning outcomes, Bloom's Taxonomy, assessment, course evaluation, training trainers, training material

BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA) programs

The rapid identification of pathogens infecting livestock is essential to appropriately respond to the threat. The number and the variety of pathogen sequenced genomes have been growing more dramatically these recent years, because of the new sequencing technologies. This wealth of...

Keywords: Blast, E learning, Multiple sequence alignment

Resource type: e-learning

Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens

The vast diversity of the pathogens affecting livestock demands a very specific diagnostic procedure in identification and characterization of each pathogen. In this context, the enormous amount of sequence and genotype data is being generated on animal pathogens, which is further...

Keywords: Animal pathogens, E learning, Phylogenetics

Resource type: e-learning

ELIXIR eLearning definitions

Materials from the asynchronous learning course "ELIXIR eLearning definitions"

Keywords: eLearning, training, EeLP

Resource type: course materials, Training materials, Documentation


This set of course material was designed in the context of the ELIXIR EXCELERATE Train the Trainer programme. It covers four sessions:

  • Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching
  • Teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation *...

Keywords: Train the trainer, Pedagogy, Course development, Course design

Resource type: Training materials

Introduction to Biopython

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. The module presents an introduction to Biopython. It shows how to deal with sequences and sequence records, how to download records from NCBI databases, how to run Blast and how to parse XML Blast outputs.

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Biopython, Programming, Python, Python biologists

Using R with Python

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It describes the Python module interfacing the R package for statistics. The module shows how to calculate mean, standard deviation, z-score and p-value of a set of numbers, and how to generate plots. Input files for the scripts presented...

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Searching data using Python

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It describes how to use Python dictionary and set data structures to search your data. In particular, how to use a dictionary to represent the genetic code table and use it to translate a nucleotide sequence into a protein sequence, and...

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Pattern Matching

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It teaches how to do pattern matching in Python, i.e. how to find a substring (or a set of substrings) in a string. To this aim, it introduces the regular expression syntax, and the tools needed to search regular expressions in biological...

Keywords: Pattern matching, Programming, Python, Python biologists

Writing functions in Python programming

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It deals with functions and how to write and use them. It also introduces namespaces and the tuple data structure. The module contains several exercises and suggested solutions. The text of exercises is also provided in a separate file. 

Scientific topics: Bioinformatics

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Python Programs

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It deals with Python programs, how to write and run them, and how to provide input and generate output. The module also contains exercises and suggested solutions. 

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry analysis

This tutorial on Bioinformatics for Mass spectrometry analysis was part of a full series of tutorials that I have organised in 2009 while sitting in the Educational Committee of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA). Some information on bioinformatics tools would need to be verified, but the...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Mass spectrometry, Protein identification

Linear Motifs and Phosphorylation Sites

This is a lecture on linear motifs and phophorylation sites (P-sites). Some materials from other lectures are reused.
The lecture is basically about computational approaches to encode, predict, analyse, and use functional motifs and P-sites.
Here you can find:

    A definition of linear motifs and...

Keywords: Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics for MS analysis

The purpose of this course is to teach students the fundamental concepts underlying the analysis of proteins using mass spectrometry.

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Identification, Mass spectrometry

Parsing data records using Python programming

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. One typical problem in bioinformatics is parsing data files. This module explains how to parse FASTA files and GenBank records. It also introduces the if/elif/else construct to make choice in programming and the list  data structure. The...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Programming, Python, Python biologists, Record parsing

Introduction to Unix

Introductory lecture to the Unix/Linux command-line

    Description of the computer shell and the command-line interface

    Differences between graphical and command-line interfaces

    The most commond Unix/Linux commands are provided


Keywords: Bioinformatics, Programming, Unixlinux