Training

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic restrictions we have moved our courses online. Our online courses provide the same level of interaction with instructors, the same great learning material, and are run on the same cloud-based virtual machines. We are planning some face to face courses, starting soon!

We are trying to provide as many courses as we can during this period including some new ones. If you don't see the course you are interested online in please register your interest in one here and we will get back to you as soon as a new course goes live. 

Started in mid 2014, our training portfolio is continuously being expanded. It contains core bioinformatics workshops, like “Linux for Genomics” and “Introduction to Python for Biologists”, as well as applied genomics workshops, like “Introduction to RNA-seq Data Analysis”, "Variant Analysis", "Metagenomics", and “Long -Read Genome Analysis”.

Workshops are now delivered remotely to the same standard and content as our face to face courses. Instructors include staff from Edinburgh Genomics and The University of Edinburgh, as well as external experts. 

All workshops are advertised on this page and through various contacts, mailing lists, and social media (Twitter, Facebook).

Our training programme, led by Dr Nathan Medd, has been recognised as a nationally-important training resource by ELIXIR-UK.

Edinburgh Genomics joined a University-wide team to win UKRI funds to deliver a  UKRI Innovation Scholars: Data Science Training in Health and Bioscience programme of training during 2021 and 2022. As proud members of the Ed-DASH team, EdGe's Tim and Frances will deliver an updated version of our Snakemake training course. See more about Ed-DASH on its website https://edcarp.github.io/Ed-DaSH/index.html with a list of workshops you can sign up for here https://edcarp.github.io/Ed-DaSH/workshops.html

Have questions about your course or about sign-ups? Check out our FAQ page here.

We currently offer the following workshops (all online for now with the same content as face to face courses):

Date Course Info and Registration Status UoE/Acad/other
1-2 November 2021 Introduction to Linux for Genomics OPEN 

£75/£79/£95

8-12 November 2021

R for Biologists

OPEN 

£250/£263/£325

16-19 November 2021

RNA-seq Data Analysis

OPEN 

£250/£263/£325

6-10 December 2021

Introduction to Python for Biologists COMING SOON

£450/473/585

2022 TBC

Long-read Transcriptomic Data Analysis COMING SOON

£150/£158/£195

2022 TBC

Introduction to Metagenomic Data Analysis COMING SOON

£250/£263/£325

2022 TBC

Variant Analysis COMING SOON

£250/£263/£325

2022 TBC Advanced Python for Biologists

COMING SOON

£TBC

2022 TBC

Long-read Bioinformatics COMING SOON

£TBC

2022 TBC Data Science for Everyone

COMING SOON

£TBC

2022 TBC Investigating the structure and function of Proteins, RNA and DNA using Jalview 

COMING SOON

£TBC

In addition we may offer workshops in collaboration with other trainers on: Oxford Nanopore sequence analysis; variant analysis; ChIP-seq data analysis; GATK best practices for variant discovery. We have also delivered several BBSRC STARS Bioinformatics Schools.

Registration and Payment Information

For all OPEN workshops, you can register now. Please go to the workshop page for full details.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and a request for payment from our finance team. Once payment has been received, your place will be confirmed and full details will be sent to you. You will be able to cancel your place on the course up to 4 weeks before the workshop start date, minus a 30% administration fee. Cancellations outwith this period will be charged in full. Course fees must be paid in full within 7 days of our payment request being issued to you.

For any questions regarding our training activities, please contact our training team (edge-training@ed.ac.uk).