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Education - Introduction to R and Data Visualization for Bioinformatics Workshop
Introduction to R and Data Visualization for Bioinformatics
This workshop provides a basic introduction to the R language and visualizing data. No prior experience with R or any other programming language is expected or required. This workshop is designed to give biologists fundamental skills for manipulating data and creating visualizations in an R environment with a focus on bioinformatic data.
- Introduction to the R language
- Data structures and conditional programming (for loops, functions, etc)
- Multiple techniques for plotting in R
- Building statistical models and visualizing outputs
- Use of common bioinformatic packages
- Analysis and interpretation of sequencing datasets
- Examples will include visualization of gene amplicon and single cell sequencing data
Dates and Registration
The registration fee for this workshop is $450 for general registrations and $250 for students.
May 23-25th, 2023Register
Location and Times
The course will be held on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus in the Health Sciences Facility, Building 3, at 670 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Check-in for the workshop will be from 9:30-10:00 AM on Tuesday and sessions for Tuesday will run until 5:00 PM. The workshop will run from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch will be provided on all days with breakfast (continental) being provided on Wednesday and Thursday.
Directions can be found here. There are two parking garages that you could use. One is the Saratoga garage located at 220 Arch St. The other is the BioPark garage located at 1 N. Poppleton St. There is also street parking that might be closer. Pay for this at pay stations along the streets. There is usually a 2 or 4 hour limit on street parking for how long you can be there without paying again.
The closest airport is Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Other airports in the region (1 - 1.5 hours away) are Dulles and Reagan National.
Baltimore is served by Amtrak and MARC train service.
There are several hotels within easy walking distance to our location at 670 W. Baltimore St. Here are a couple of suggestions that previous attendees have been happy with:
Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center
Holiday Inn Baltimore-Inner Harbor (Downtown)
The Holiday Inn offers special pricing for people visiting the University of Maryland. Just mention when you make your reservation that you are attending a workshop at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Please send any questions to Joe Receveur (jreceveur AT som.umaryland.edu)