Workshop Description (Introductory Course)

MATLAB is a powerful, high-level programming language for numerical computation, visualization, and application development. This workshop will start by introducing the MATLAB environment and then cover working with arrays and matrices, loops and conditional statements, writing your own functions, working with files and visualizing your data. The final day will briefly introduce utilizing MATLAB to solve differential equations and the basics of computational systems biology modeling using MATLAB. The course is supplemented with many hands-on exercises. The workshop is suitable for those with or without coding experience in other languages. No computational knowledge is assumed and no prerequisite workshops are required, however the Unix workshop (workshop 1) may be a useful foundation.

Workshop Topics

Workshop Syllabus – MATLAB_202101_syllabus

Day 1 Slides – Gamble_MATLAB_202201-1

Day 2 Slides – Gamble_MATLAB_202201-2

Day 3 Slides – Gamble_MATLAB_202201-3

Technical Requirements


Dr. Lukasz Salwinski is currently an assistant researcher in the laboratory of Professor David Eisenberg who, for over a decade, has been responsible for development and maintenance of The Database of Interacting Proteins ( He received his master degree in biology at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland) and earned Ph.D. at UCLA, in the group of Professor Wayne Hubbell where he applied EPR spectroscopy to study structure of pore-forming bacterial toxins. Email:



Ying was very helpful, walked around and made sure everyone understood what he taught before moving on.
Ying is fantastic in teaching Matlab!

Workshop Details

Prerequisites: None
Length: 3 days, 3 hrs per day
Level: Introductory
Location: Boyer 529
Seats Available: 28

Fall 2023 Dates

October 31, November 1 and 2
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM