The explosion in new sequencing technologies has changed genomics from being the province of a few to being a key part in many research programmes. To enable researchers to analyse their next generation sequencing data themselves, Edinburgh Genomics offers a range of hands-on bioinformatics workshops.

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” and “Oxford Nanopore MinION Sequencing - Data Handling, Analysis and Applications”.

Workshops are given in our in-house training suite, or in training suites on the King’s Buildings campus. Instructors include staff from Edinburgh Genomics and The University of Edinburgh, as well as external experts. Our small class sizes ensure an optimal student-instructor ratio.

All workshops are advertised through various mailing lists and social media.

Our training programme has recently been recognised as a nationally-important training resource by ELIXIR-UK.

We currently offer the following workshops:

24-28 July 2017 Advanced Python for Biologists OPEN
Early 2018 BBSRC STARS Bioinformatics Winter School
10-14 July 2017 Data Manipulation and Visualisation with Python OPEN
17-19 July 2017 GATK Best Practices for Variant Discovery OPEN
Late Nov 2017 Introduction to ChIP-seq Data Analysis and Visualisation using Ensembl
11-15 December 2017 Introduction to Linux and Workflows for Biologists OPEN
Autumn 2017 Introduction to Python for Biologists
date tbd Introduction to RAD-seq Data Analysis
29-30 May 2017 Introduction to RNA-seq Data Analysis OPEN
date tbd Introduction to Variant Analysis of NGS Data
18 May 2017 Linux for Genomics OPEN
data tbd Oxford Nanopore MinION Sequencing - Data Handling, Analysis and Applications

Workshop registration / application process:

For workshops that are first come, first served, you can REGISTER NOW. After registration you will receive a confirmation mail. Details about the workshop (including how to pay) will be sent after the registration deadline has passed.

For workshops for which we do selection of applicants, you can APPLY NOW. You will receive NO confirmation of your application. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified after the application deadline has passed.

For those workshops for which no date has been set yet, you can EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST. The purpose of this is twofold: (1) it helps us to determine whether it's again time to offer the workshop in question, and (2) as soon as registration/application opens we will notify all people who have expressed their interest of this, so they can apply/register for the workshop.

For any questions regarding our training activities, please contact our Training and Outreach Bioinformatician, Dr Bert Overduin.