Education - Training Workshops

Training Workshops Overview

The Institute for Genome Sciences offers regular training courses on 'omics technologies, bioinformatics, and programming.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Spring 2020 workshops have been postponed to Fall 2020 and will now be held VIRTUALLY.

Introduction to Omics and Bioinformatics (Spring 2021, date TBD)

This workshop provides an introduction to the methods and tools used in genome analysis. It is designed for attendees who have fundamental knowledge of biology, but no prior genomics experience is expected or required. Topics include sequencing applications/technologies, genome annotation, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics. Hands-on exercises using popular bioinformatics tools are included for all topics covered in the course.

Introduction to Python and Relational Databases for Bioinformatics (Spring 2021, date TBD)

This workshop provides a basic introduction to Python and relational databases. No prior programming experience is expected or required, however the workshop does move fairly quickly. The workshop is designed to give biologists some fundamental skills to operate in a Linux/Unix environment and to use scripts to manipulate data files, engage in analysis, and effectively store and retrieve their data.

Now VIRTUAL: Microbiome Analysis Workshop (Nov. 10-13, 2020)

This workshop will provide attendees with in-depth training on analysis of bacterial community sequence data, both whole metagenome shotgun and 16S. Tools for community profiling, gene clustering, and annotation will be explored.

CANCELED: Transcriptome Analysis (September 15-17, 2020)

This workshop will provide training on the tools used for analysis of RNA-Seq data. Methods covered include: mapping reads to a reference and differential expression analysis.