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Bioinformatics Contest: February 2019

About the course

Bioinformatics Institute, ITMO University, Rosalind,  and Stepik announce the third online programming competition – Bioinformatics Contest 2019!

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, winners will be rewarded!

The competition will take place in February 2019 and will consist of two rounds:

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

Participants will need to solve bioinformatics problems using programming. The goal is to solve as many problems as possible.  Some problems will be the approximate ones and graded partially.

Both rounds will be held online, submissions will be auto-graded in real time.

To participate you will 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/contest.  
Past contests: 2018 — stepik.org/4377;  2017 — stepik.org/945.

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 to popularize Bioinformatics in Russia.

    The Institute's programs and events are open to students and professionals with Mathematics, Software Engineering, or Biology background. Apart from several offline educational initiatives, we develop a series of open online courses.

  2. 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 universities-participants of Russian Academic Excellence Project “5-100”.
    Today ITMO University educates more than 11,000 students and employs more than 1,100 lecturers and 1,200 PhDs, including 110 foreign professors. ITMO University is the only 7-time winner of the World programming competition ACM ICPC and an alma mater to the most of the top-ranked competitive programmers.
    The University’s mission is to generate cutting-edge knowledge, implement innovative findings and prepare an elite workforce capable of working in a fast-paced world and ensuring progress in science and technology.
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SOLVE CHALLENGING PROBLEMS TO WIN Annual online programming competition

Expected time to complete:
1 hour
Language:
English
Certificate:
Not issuing

About the course

Bioinformatics Institute, ITMO University, Rosalind,  and Stepik announce the third online programming competition – Bioinformatics Contest 2019!

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, winners will be rewarded!

The competition will take place in February 2019 and will consist of two rounds:

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

Participants will need to solve bioinformatics problems using programming. The goal is to solve as many problems as possible.  Some problems will be the approximate ones and graded partially.

Both rounds will be held online, submissions will be auto-graded in real time.

To participate you will 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/contest.  
Past contests: 2018 — stepik.org/4377;  2017 — stepik.org/945.

Requirements

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.

Target audience

Everybody interested in bioinformatics and programming.

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