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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. A particular focus will be on tools to facilitate downstream analysis.
As an advanced topic, the analysis of ChIP Seq data will be touched upon on the last day of the course.
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.
For an impression of the course check the 2015 course programme.