March 27 - 29, 2019 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of programming for bioinformatics using the Java programming language. Many of the concepts covered will be readily transferable to other languages. The course will largely focus on the Java language basics including: data types; program control structures; and object-oriented programming features of the language, with an emphasis on usage within areas of bioinformatics, for example file manipulation, package use and calling external software. By the end of the course students will have had a primer on creating programmatic solutions to real world problems within the scope of their research.




Day 1:
1.1. What is Java and what does it have in common with other languages?
1.2. Installing Java
1.3. The Netbeans integrated development environment
1.4. A look at a simple Java program
1.5. Programming in Java 1
        Code style, simple data types and operators


Day 2:
2.1. Programming in Java 2
        Program flow, code blocks, loops, conditions
        Implementing a simple calculator


Day 3:
        Data structures, classes and objects

        Reading from a file
        Writing to a file





The course will be open to a maximum number of 15 participants.


75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students. Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.


Registration deadline: March 18, 2019 or until the maximum number of participants


To apply, please fill the form available HERE


Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 65 € (students) | 125 € (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%. All applicants will be notified about whether they are accepted up to 10 days after application submission.


Please note that new rules apply for all BIODIV students.