R for Genomics


Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November 2018  REGISTER HERE


Edinburgh Genomics, Ashworth labs, The King's Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


12 for each workshop

You will be contacted by our finance team for full payment. Once payment is made, your place will be confirmed and full details sent by our training team.

Registration fee:


You can cancel up to one month before the workshop and receive a refund minus 30% for administration.


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This is a two day workshop on the use of the statistical programming language ‘R’ in genomics, taught by Edinburgh Genomics’ Bioinformaticians. By the end of the workshop, you will be comfortable with the basics of R; know how to use it as smartly as possible, avoiding common mistakes; apply it to manipulate various genomic data structures; add and extract annotation; and visualize your data to generate publication ready plots.




  • Katie Emelianova (Bioinformatician)
  • Nathan Medd (Training and Outreach Manager)

Workshop format

The workshop consists of presentations and hands-on tutorials.

Who should attend

Graduates, postgraduates, and PIs, who are using, or planning to use, the statistical software R to manipulate and analyse NGS data in their research. This is an introductory level course: no prior experience of R is necessary before starting the workshop.


Covered topics

  • Day 1
    • R fundamentals
    • Smarter use of R
    • Genomics data structures
  • Day 2
    • Annotation
    • Visualisation