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, our workshop schedule was disrupted and we've had only limited virtual offerings in 2021. We plan to return to a more regular schedule in 2022.

Introduction to Omics and Bioinformatics (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 (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 (Dec 6-10, 2021 – registration now open)

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.

Transcriptome Analysis (date TBD)

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.