We run a mixture of face-to-face courses at the King's Buildings campus, and online courses. Our online courses are run via the Blackboard Collaborate platform and provide the same level of interaction with instructors, the same great learning material, and are run on the same 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 here and we will get back to you as soon as a new course goes live. 

Have questions about your course or about sign-ups? Check out our FAQ page here.

We currently offer the following workshops:

Date Course Info and Registration Format  Status UoE/Acad/other
17 - 19 April 2023 R for Biologists Online OPEN


24th April - 5th May 2023

NERC Advanced Training in Ecological Genomics: an introduction to laboratory methods and bioinformatic analysis Face-to-Face CLOSED Free to those eligable 

8 - 11 May 2023

Introduction to Metabarcoding and Metagenomics Analysis Online OPEN


24 - 26 May 2023 Bioinformatics Workflows with Snakemake Online OPEN £340/£360/£390
2 June 2023

Introduction to Linux for Genomics

Face-to-Face OPEN


5th - 16th June 2023

NERC Advanced Training in Ecological Genomics: an introduction to laboratory methods and bioinformatic analysis Face-to-Face OPEN

Free to those eligable 

19 - 23 June 2023 Advanced Python for Biologists Face-to-Face OPEN


19 - 23 June 2023

RNA-seq Data Analysis  Online



26-29 June 2023 Intro to Long-Read Bioinformatics Online OPEN


31st July-4th Aug

Introduction to Python for Biologists  Face-to-Face OPEN


10 - 12 July 2023 R for Biologists Face-to-Face COMING SOON


21 - 25 August 2023 Data exploration with Python Face-to-Face



4- 8 September 2023

Advanced Python for Biologists  Face-to-Face COMING SOON


2024 TBC

Variant Analysis TBC COMING SOON


2023 TBC

Introduction to Metagenomic Data Analysis (online) TBC COMING SOON


2023 TBC

Illumina mRNA library preparation - wet lab course Face-to-Face COMING SOON


Our training programme, led by Dr Nathan Medd, has been recognised as a nationally-important training resource by ELIXIR-UK.

Edinburgh Genomics joined a University-wide team to win UKRI funds to deliver a  UKRI Innovation Scholars: Data Science Training in Health and Bioscience programme of training during 2021 and 2022. As proud members of the Ed-DASH team, EdGe's Tim and Frances will deliver an updated version of our Snakemake training course. See more about Ed-DASH on its website with a list of workshops you can sign up for here

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, not answered on our FAQ page, please contact our training team (