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Bioinformatics training programme – full outline and reviews

The British Society for Immunology is excited to offer a new training programme designed for wet-lab life scientists with no previous experience on bioinformatics or coding. The programme has been developed and is delivered by the Glasgow Bioinformatic Core and is being offered by the British Society for Immunology.


Which course is right for me?

The first course ‘Omic data analysis and visualisation using R’ is essential for complete beginners, covering the foundations of bioinformatics, R-coding and omic data visualisation. It starts on Monday 14 November 2022 and consists of ten sessions in total, taking place on weekdays in the morning. Registration closes on Monday 31 October.

In addition, there are optional extra courses, depending on need, which build on specific lessons obtained in the first course. They allow for specialisation into advanced topics such as single-cell RNA-sequencing.

  Bulk RNA-seq ssRNA-seq Proteomics &
metabolomics
Genomics &
epigenomics
Complex design
Omic data analysis and visualisation using R REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED REQUIRED  
Functions, signatures and biomarkers*   SUGGESTED     SUGGESTED
Command-line omics, Linux and Python* SUGGESTED     REQUIRED  
Single-cell RNA-seq*   REQUIRED      

*These courses will take place in 2023 and the BSI will open registration closer to the time – please keep an eye out on our channels. 


What do previous attendees think?

The course has had over 600 attendees since 2020, with a mean rating of 9.4/10 for content and delivery, and 93% of participants thinking the session length and pace was “about right”, after 258 reviews.

“Great course! Never thought that something so complex like R could be explained is such clear and simple manner.” 

“The content of the course was great and was clearly relevant to biological data analysis from start to finish. I really appreciate that each line of code and each function within the code was explained, as this has left me able to write and customise my code and plots in hundreds of ways.”

“Really enjoyed this outstanding course – allowed a complete novice (me) to become R-functional – I will continue to improve as the course tutorial structure/course materials make it easy to revise/hone skills.”

“I've been on other R courses and this was the best by far as I actually finished it feeling a lot less scared of R and omics generally!”

"I think the course was excellent. I had very little knowledge of bioinformatics at all, and I now feel I have a firm understanding of the different aspects of sequencing, data presentation and what said presentation shows."
 


Glasgow Bioinformatic Core

The programme has been developed and is delivered by the Glasgow Bioinformatic Core and is being offered by the British Society for Immunology.