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Computing in Molecular Biology 1

Introduction to Data Science

16 September 2019

This course is an introduction to Data Science for students of Molecular Biology. We use the R language to learn the basic tools to handle structured data and extract valuable scientific information from it.

This page will be updated during the semester. Please check it regularly.

Welcome survey

Everybody must register to the course forum. To do so you must fill the Welcome survey and register your email address. I recommend that you use a gmail account, such as the email service provided by the university. In any case, use an email address that you check regularly. We will use this forum to send important material.

Course Forum

Once you have registered for the forum, you should send all your questions by email to . You can also write your questions, and check for previous messages, on the web page


All quizzes and homework should be sent to before the deadline to get a grade. Please be careful, otherwise you will get a grade zero.


Here you will find the slides from the classes and other supplementary material. Notice that some things are said but not written, so you better take good notes. We recommend taking notes with pen and paper using the Cornell Method.


By regulation from the Rectory, students need to attend at least 70% of the classes. The attendance book is updated every week and can be seen in Google Sheets.

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