University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training

We offer a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate hands-on training courses focused on bioinformatics and computational biology. These training activities aim at enabling life scientists to effectively handle and interpret biological data.

University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training https://tess.elixir-europe.org/content_providers/university-of-cambridge-bioinformatics-training We offer a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate hands-on training courses focused on bioinformatics and computational biology. These training activities aim at enabling life scientists to effectively handle and interpret biological data. /system/content_providers/images/000/000/057/original/logo.png?1477998653
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Data Carpentry in R

Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. We will cover Data organization in spreadsheets, data...

Keywords: Data analysis, Data carpentry, SoftwareCarpentry

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Data Carpentry in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/data-carpentry-in-r Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. We will cover Data organization in spreadsheets, data cleaning with OpenRefine, and learn how to use the statistical program R. If time allows we will also talk about Interacting with databases from R. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems Data analysis, Data carpentry, SoftwareCarpentry Anyone
Summer School 2018 TrainMalta: Epigenomics. Introduction to Unix and R

An overview of Unix and R for bioinformatics

Keywords: Unix, R-programming

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Summer School 2018 TrainMalta: Epigenomics. Introduction to Unix and R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/summer-school-2018-trainmalta-epigenomics-introduction-to-unix-and-r An overview of Unix and R for bioinformatics Luigi Grassi Unix, R-programming PhD students Life Science Researchers
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  • An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python

    27 - 28 February 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/an-introduction-to-solving-biological-problems-with-python-b0c5de54-d51d-4c41-821a-267a854773f3 This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs and customize more complex code to fit their needs. Course materials are available [here](http://pycam.github.io). Please note that the content of this course has recently been updated. This course now mostly focuses on core concepts including Python syntax, data structures and reading/writing files. Concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python are now the focus of a new 2-days course, [Data Science in Python](http://training.csx.cam.ac.uk/bioinformatics/course/bioinfo-dspyt/). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2823201&course-title=An%20Introduction%20to%20Solving%20Biological%20Problems%20with%20Python).'' 2019-02-27 09:30:00 UTC 2019-02-28 17:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Biology Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to RNA-seq data analysis

    27 - 29 March 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Introduction to RNA-seq data analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-rna-seq-data-analysis-5ad59a77-0bc1-444d-b42c-8f9d499d2ef4 The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the primary analysis of RNA-seq data. This course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression analysis. For downstream analysis we will focus on tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2673403&course-title=Introduction%20to%20RNA-seq%20data%20analysis).'' 2019-03-27 09:30:00 UTC 2019-03-29 17:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR RNA-Seq Data mining Transcriptomics Data visualisation Functional genomics Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Statistics for Biologists in R

    9 - 17 January 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Statistics for Biologists in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistics-for-biologists-in-r-73533e80-5de9-4b16-9dd9-814deb24115d This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R software environment. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences using the R software package. In this course we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to multiple linear regression. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory. After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques. This event is supported by the BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS) grant (BB/P022766/1). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2672926&course-title=Statistics%20for%20Biologists%20in%20R).'' 2019-01-09 13:30:00 UTC 2019-01-17 17:00:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with R

    17 - 18 December 2018

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/an-introduction-to-solving-biological-problems-with-r-86e09949-ce24-4300-b3bf-194a56cfdda5 [R](https://www.r-project.org/) is a highly-regarded, free, software environment for statistical analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research. In this course, we give an introduction to the R environment and explain how it can be used to import, manipulate and analyse tabular data. After the course you should feel confident to start exploring your own dataset using the materials and references provided. The course website providing links to the course materials is [here](http://cambiotraining.github.io/r-intro/). Please note that although we will demonstrate how to perform statistical analysis in R, we will not cover the theory of statistical analysis in this course. Those seeking an in-depth explanation of how to perform and interpret statistical tests are advised to see the list of Related courses. Moreover, those with some programming experience in other languages (e.g. Python, Perl) might wish to attend the follow-on [Data Analysis and Visualisation in R](http://training.csx.cam.ac.uk/bioinformatics/course/bioinfo-intR) course. This event is supported by the BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS) grant (BB/P022766/1). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2657161&course-title=An%20Introduction%20to%20Solving%20Biological%20Problems%20with%20R).'' 2018-12-17 09:30:00 UTC 2018-12-18 17:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Biology Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Exploring, visualising and analysing proteomics data in R

    24 January 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Exploring, visualising and analysing proteomics data in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/exploring-visualising-and-analysing-proteomics-data-in-r This course will present a set of R/Bioconductor packages to access, manipulate, visualise and analyse mass spectrometry (MS) and quantitative proteomics data. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2759559&course-title=Exploring%20Visualising%20and%20analysing%20proteomics%20data%20in%20R).'' 2019-01-24 09:30:00 UTC 2019-01-24 17:00:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Proteomics Data visualisation Biology Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] The course is targeted to either proteomics practitioners or data analysts/bioinformaticians that would like to learn how to use R to analyse proteomics data. Familiarity with mass spectrometry or proteomics in general is desirablebut not essential as we will walk through a MS typical experiment and data as part of learning about the tools.Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Ensembl REST API workshop

    11 April 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl REST API workshop https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-rest-api-workshop-17fe72fb-bf8f-4699-a745-29bd19426eca The [Ensembl project](http://www.ensembl.org/) provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This workshop is aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website. The workshop covers how to use the Ensembl [REST APIs](http://rest.ensembl.org/), including understanding the major endpoints and how to write scripts to call them. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2027436&course-title=Ensembl%20REST%20API%20Workshop).'' 2019-04-11 08:30:00 UTC 2019-04-11 14:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Bioinformaticians and wet-lab biologists who can programGraduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R

    30 January 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-manipulation-and-visualisation-in-r-72066670-8f28-4c86-9bda-580d332b2dc5 This course introduces some relatively new additions to the R programming language: dplyr and ggplot2. In combination these R packages provide a powerful toolkit to make the process of manipulating and visualising data easy and intuitive. Materials for this course can be found [here](http://bioinformatics-core-shared-training.github.io/r-intermediate/). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2823261&course-title=Data%20manipulation%20and%20visualisation).'' 2019-01-30 09:30:00 UTC 2019-01-30 17:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Data visualisation Biology Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Existing R users who are not familiar with dplyr and ggplot2Those with programming experience in other languages that want to know what R can offer themGraduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Using the Ensembl Genome Browser

    10 April 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Using the Ensembl Genome Browser https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/using-the-ensembl-genome-browser-2d9e2b70-9d6f-48e2-828c-f60c49897a26 The [Ensembl Project](http://www.ensembl.org) provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of, mainly vertebrate, genome sequences. This workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information. This course will focus on the vertebrate genomes in Ensembl, however much of what will be covered is also applicable to the non-vertebrates (plants, bacteria, fungi, metazoa and protists) in Ensembl Genomes. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2827337&course-title=Using%20the%20Ensembl%20Genome%20Browser).'' 2019-04-10 08:30:00 UTC 2019-04-10 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Gene transcripts Gene structure Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq analysis

    2 - 3 May 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/chip-seq-and-atac-seq-analysis The primary aim of this course is to familiarise participants with the analysis of ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq data and provide hands-on training on the latest analytical approaches. The course starts with an introduction to ChIP-seq experiments for the detection of genome-wide DNA binding sites of transcription factors and other proteins. We first show data quality control and basic analytical steps such as alignment, peak calling and motif analysis, followed by practical examples on how to work with biological replicates and fundamental quality metrics for ChIP-seq datasets. On the second day, we then focus on the analysis of differential binding, comparing between different samples. We will also give an introduction to ATAC-seq data analysis for the detection of regions of open chromatin. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2836139&course-title=ChIP-seq%20and%20ATAC-seq%20analysis).'' 2019-05-02 08:30:00 UTC 2019-05-03 16:00:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR ChIP-seq Data mining Data visualisation Functional genomics Epigenomics Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Carpentry in R

    19 - 20 February 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Data Carpentry in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-carpentry-in-r-f822136d-fb1d-4897-875b-8f8bba0f6f17 In many domains of research the rapid generation of large amounts of data is fundamentally changing how research is done. The deluge of data presents great opportunities, but also many challenges in managing, analyzing and sharing data. Data Carpentry workshops are designed to teach basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data, using a combination of tools with a main focus in R. The workshop is aimed at researchers in the life sciences at all career stages and is designed for learners with little to no prior knowledge of programming, shell scripting, or command line tools. This course is organized in collaboration with [ElixirUK](http://www.elixir-uk.org/) and the [Software Sustainability Institute](https://www.software.ac.uk/). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2729547&course-title=Data%20Carpentry%20in%20R).'' 2019-02-19 09:30:00 UTC 2019-02-20 17:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Extracting biological information from gene lists

    1 March 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Extracting biological information from gene lists https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/extracting-biological-information-from-gene-lists Many experimental designs end up producing lists of hits, usually based around genes or transcripts. Sometimes these lists are small enough that they can be examined individually, but often it is useful to do a more structured functional analysis to try to automatically determine any interesting biological themes which turn up in the lists. This course looks at the various software packages, databases and statistical methods which may be of use in performing such an analysis. As well as being a practical guide to performing these types of analysis the course will also look at the types of artefacts and bias which can lead to false conclusions about functionality and will look at the appropriate ways to both run the analysis and present the results for publication. Course materials are available [here](https://www.bioinformatics.babraham.ac.uk/training.html#fagl). The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2672953&course-title=Extracting%20biological%20information%20from%20gene%20lists).'' 2019-03-01 09:30:00 UTC 2019-03-01 17:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Biology Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Molecular Phylogenetics

    3 - 5 April 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Molecular Phylogenetics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/molecular-phylogenetics-77d5a51a-66b3-4afb-9f5c-d0b759c1d490 This course will provide training for bench-based biologists to use molecular data to construct and interpret phylogenies, and test their hypotheses. Delegates will gain hands-on practice of using a variety of programs freely-available online and commonly used in molecular studies, interspersed with some lectures. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2823369&course-title=Molecular%20Phylogenetics).'' 2019-04-03 08:00:00 UTC 2019-04-05 16:00:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Phylogenetics Data visualisation Data mining Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Science in Python

    8 - 9 April 2019

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Data Science in Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-science-in-python-b180db0a-bf92-4472-afca-c37f0439641d This course covers concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python with the aim of writing reusable code, using function and libraries. Participants will acquire a working knowledge of key concepts which are prerequisites for advanced programming in Python e.g. writing modules and classes. Note: this course is the continuation of the [Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with Python](http://training.csx.cam.ac.uk/bioinformatics/course/bioinfo-python/); participants are expected to have attended the introductory Python course and/or have acquired some working knowledge of Python. This course is also open to Python beginners who are already fluent in other programming languages as this will help them to quickly get started in Python. The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no level access. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=2823179&course-title=Data%20Science%20in%20Python).'' 2019-04-08 08:30:00 UTC 2019-04-09 15:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Biology Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] []