EMBL Introductory course
Statistical Bioinformatics using R and BioconductorEMBL Heidelberg, Germany Monday 13 October - Thursday 16 October 2014 Application deadline: Thursday 7 August 2014
Registration is now open. Please visit the registration page.
This beginner level course provides a basic training in statistical bioinformatics analysis using R and Bioconductor. The course topics include an introduction to R and Bioconductor, exploration of data using appropriate graphics, basics on statistical testing as well as regression and principal component analysis. As an advanced topic, differential expression analysis of RNA-sequencing data using the DESeq2 Bioconductor package will be discussed.
The course will be a mix of lectures and hands-on training. Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of data under the guidance of the lecturers and teaching assistants.
The course is aimed at PhD students, postdocs and interested faculty and will take from Oct. 13th-16th at EMBL Heidelberg.
The teaching language will be English. Please note that the course will be very intense and basic experience in computer programming (writing simple scripts) will be extremely helpful. Coffee breaks, lunch, dinner and materials will be provided.
Who should apply?
The course is aimed at PhD students, postdocs and interested faculty.
The teaching language will be English. Basic experience in computer programming (writing scripts) is useful but not required.