We offer in-person and online training courses on bioinformatics topics like long-read data, single cell RNA-seq data analysis, Linux, R and Python programming. These ELIXIR-UK recognised courses provide researchers with the skills and knowledge needed to plan and execute their genomics experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret the resulting data.

Our face-to-face courses take place at the King’s Buildings campus, and our online courses are run via the Blackboard Collaborate platform providing the same level of interaction with instructors, with the same great learning material. Onsite and online courses are run on cloud-based virtual machines. Please check the location of your course before booking.

If you don’t see the course you are interested online in please register your interest in one and we will get back to you as soon as a new course goes live. Have questions about your course or about sign-ups? Please visit our FAQ page or send us an email.


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

We also offer Genomics lab training on Illumina, Oxford Nanopore and PacBio library preparations.  See our “Upcoming Workshops” area below for any current laboratory training courses.

As members of the Ed-DASH team, we 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.

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. 

For any questions regarding our training activities which are not answered on our FAQ page, please contact our training team (edge-training@ed.ac.uk).

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