Bioinformatics Contest 2019

SOLVE CHALLENGING PROBLEMS TO WIN Online programming competition

About this course

In February 2019 Bioinformatics Institute, ITMO University, Rosalind,  and Stepik organized the third online programming competition – Bioinformatics Contest 2019! The Contest was supported by JetBrains, Serokell, and Yandex.  

Qualification results: http://mon.stepik.org/2019-qualification.html  

Final standings: http://mon.stepik.org/2019-finals.html. 

If you are interested in Bioinformatics, enjoy solving complex problems and have experience in the field of Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Genomics, and Machine Learning, do not hesitate to join.  Participation in the Contest is individual. 

The competition took place in February 2019 and consisted of two rounds:

  1. Qualification Round — one week,  February 2 – 10
  2. Final Round — 24 hours, February 23

Participants need to solve bioinformatics problems using programming. The goal is to solve as many problems as possible.  Some problems are the approximate ones and graded partially. Both rounds are held online, submissions are auto-graded in real time.

The problems will be available even after the contest end, However, you will not get points for solving them. 

To participate you need to:

  1. Register or log in on Stepik (it is free).
  2. Press the “Join this course” button in the upper right corner of this web-page.
  3. Press the green "Learn" button in the upper right corner of this web-page.
Details and subscription to the news: bioinf.me/en/contest.  
Past contests: 2018 — stepik.org/4377;  2017 — stepik.org/945.

Who is this course for

Everybody interested in bioinformatics and programming.

Participants should know how to code in one of the programming languages, especially how to read and write from standard input/output streams and files. The knowledge of algorithms and data structures, machine learning and basics of molecular biology will be helpful.

Meet the Instructors

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Bioinformatics Institute
Bioinformatics Institute is located in St.Petersburg, Russia and operates since 2010.

Bioinformatics Institute is the first non-governmental non-commercial bioinformatics research and educational institution in Russia.

Bioinformatics Institute’s mission is to educate the new generation of highly qualified specialists in the field of bioinformatics and…

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ITMO University
ITMO University is one of the leading Russian universities in the field of information technologies and photonics, one of the few Russian universities that received the status of a national research university in 2009. ITMO University is one of 21…

Course content

Qualification Round
Final Round

Learners' reviews

Again this year, it was a really fun contest! I had a blast spending a full weekend on it. Thanks and great job to the team, for a flawless year too: doesn't seem to have been any bug in the statements. It is also very nice that the problem gave partial points, instead of all-or-nothing. I wonder if solutions to the problems will be discussed at all, or not.
Hi! I really liked all the tasks. As a beekeeper, I have to solve the bee problem! I hope I reach the final. Thanks to the organizers!
Here for the third time and as I see more and more people participate in this contest. The problems were well-designed as always, but I miss at least one autograded task (which we had at the first contest) where efficient implementation was also taken into account.

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