Training

Coronavirus Update:

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we have moved a lot of our courses online. We have been offering many of these at low introductory prices as we find our feet with this new technology but all content remains the same. 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 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. 

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 on this page and 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:

6 - 10 April 2020 Data Science for Everyone Postponed

£400/£550

15 - 17 June Bioinformatics Workflows with Snakemake FULL

£60

22-25 June Intro to R for Genomics - Virtual Workshop FULL

£80

2 - 3 July Introduction to Linux for Genomics VIRTUAL EDITION FULL

£40

7-9 July RNA-seq Data Analysis Online OPEN

£120

15-16 July Introduction to Metabarcoding Online  OPEN

£80

TBC Introduction to Python for Biologists N/A

£TBC

TBC R for Genomics  N/A

£TBC

TBC Advanced Python for Biologists N/A

£TBC

TBC Essential Bioinformatics N/A

£TBC

TBC

Introduction to RNA-seq Data Analysis  N/a

£TBC

TBC Introduction to Linux for Genomics  N/A

£225

TBC

Bioinformatics for Genomics

N/A

£TBC

TBC

Data Science for Everyone N/A

£TBC

TBC Data Manipulation and Visualisation with Python   N/A

£TBC

TBC GATK - Best Practices Workshop N/A

£TBC

TBC Metagenomics and MetabarcodingOPEN N/A

£TBC

TBC Investigating the structure and function of Proteins, RNA and DNA using Jalview - Virtual Workshop N/A

£TBC

TBC

Network Analysis of High Dimensional Biological Data N/A

£TBC

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.

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.

Please note: to reduce our environmental impact, our default catering option is vegetarian. If you require a specific menu (including meat) on one of our catered course please specify in our registration form.

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