Bioinformatics Contest 2018

About the course

Bioinformatics Institute, ITMO University, Rosalind,  and Stepik announce the second online programming competition – Bioinformatics Contest 2018!

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 the contest.

The competition consists of two rounds:

  1. Qualification round will last for a week, February 3–11 ( 12:00 UTC+0)
  2. Final round will last for 24 hours on February 24  (12:00 UTC+0) .  

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 webpage.
  3. More information will appear as the start day approaches.

After that, you will be able to get acquainted with examples of problems and find out more about the rules in the first part of this course.

Participants will need to solve bioinformatics problems using programming. The goal is to correctly solve as many problems as possible. Some of them will be ones with exact answers and some – with the approximate answers. For problems with exact answers, you need to submit a code in one of the supported programming languages that will be executed on a number of tests. These problems are focused on algorithms and data structures. For problems with approximate answers, the test inputs should be presented as downloadable files. Your task is to find the best possible solution for these tests and upload them to the testing system. Participation in the Contest is individual, winners will be rewarded.

Details and subscription to the news: bioinf.me/contest

Contest 2017:
Results of last year's Contest are also published online. Problem sets are availavle at stepik.org/945.

Instructors

  1. Bioinformatics Institute is the first non-governmental non-commercial bioinformatics research and educational institution in Russia. It operates since 2010 (before 2013 as Bioinformatics Courses at St. Petersburg Academic University of RAS).

    The Institute’s mission is to prepare new generation of highly qualified specialists in the field of bioinformatics and to popularize bioinformatics.

    Bioinformatics Institute is open to senior students from Mathematics, Software Engineering and Biology majors. Apart from several offline educational programs and events, we develop series of open online courses.

SOLVE CHALLENGING PROBLEMS TO WIN

Language:
English
Certificate:
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Certificate:
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About the course

Bioinformatics Institute, ITMO University, Rosalind,  and Stepik announce the second online programming competition – Bioinformatics Contest 2018!

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 the contest.

The competition consists of two rounds:

  1. Qualification round will last for a week, February 3–11 ( 12:00 UTC+0)
  2. Final round will last for 24 hours on February 24  (12:00 UTC+0) .  

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 webpage.
  3. More information will appear as the start day approaches.

After that, you will be able to get acquainted with examples of problems and find out more about the rules in the first part of this course.

Participants will need to solve bioinformatics problems using programming. The goal is to correctly solve as many problems as possible. Some of them will be ones with exact answers and some – with the approximate answers. For problems with exact answers, you need to submit a code in one of the supported programming languages that will be executed on a number of tests. These problems are focused on algorithms and data structures. For problems with approximate answers, the test inputs should be presented as downloadable files. Your task is to find the best possible solution for these tests and upload them to the testing system. Participation in the Contest is individual, winners will be rewarded.

Details and subscription to the news: bioinf.me/contest

Contest 2017:
Results of last year's Contest are also published online. Problem sets are availavle at stepik.org/945.

Requirements