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:


Linux for Genomics


Introduction to RNA-seq Data Analysis 

22-26 October 2018

18-22 March 2019

Introduction to Python for Biologists October 2018 workshop is now FULL. March 2018 workshop is now OPEN.

19 - 23 November 2018 Bioinformatics for Genomics FULL
26 - 27 November 2018 R for Genomics FULL
03 - 07 December 2018 Advanced Python for Biologists  OPEN
08 - 12 April 2019 Data Manipulation and Visualisation with Python OPEN
TBC Introduction to Linux and Workflows for Biologists 

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

For all open workshops, you can register now. Please go to the workshop page for details. After registration you will receive a confirmation mail 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. You will be able to cancel your registraion up to one month before the workshop to receive a refund minus 30% for administration.

For any questions regarding our training activities, please contact our training team