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Omic Data Analysis and Visualisation using R - 23 Oct 2023

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Next available date: 11 December 2024 - click here to book

Bioinformatics is now a potent driver of scientific development, complementing wet-lab research in immunology and becoming an essential skill for current and future generations.

The British Society for Immunology is excited to offer highly rated online training to equip wet-lab life scientists with the skills and confidence to perform their own bioinformatic data analysis. ‘Omic data analysis and visualisation using R’ is an entry-level course designed for wet-lab immunologists, biologists and other life scientists with no previous experience on bioinformatics or coding.

Do you want to do some omics and raise the impact of your research? Learn how to do it yourself in just two weeks!

This comprehensive course is essential for complete beginners and forms part of a wider bioinformatics training programme, developed and delivered by the Glasgow Bioinformatic Core and now offered by the BSI.

Course description

Starting on Monday 23 October 2023, this top-rated course covers the foundations of bioinformatics, R-coding and omic data visualisation through theory and extensive practical computer sessions, providing all the tools needed for you to do your own analysis of any omic dataset. It consists of ten online sessions in total, taking place on weekdays in the morning.

The course is delivered by John J. Cole, Manager of the Glasgow Bioinformatic Core, and his team of seasoned demonstrators. John’s background as a wet-lab biologist and decades of experience as a bioinformatician and lecturer perfectly positions him to help you master bioinformatics and R skills.

You will get:

  • Digestible classes that fit around your lab schedule – they are mornings-only on Zoom
  • Low-cost training, significantly more affordable than other courses – just £180 per week for BSI members (£360 total)
  • Sought-after skills that will expand your career prospects – add it to your CV!
  • Confidence to carry out bioinformatic data processing and analysis of your own, or public datasets
  • Lessons on making beautiful plots using R (e.g. PCA, heatmap, violin, MA, volcano, pathway analysis, etc.)

And much more! Here you can download the full description, learning objectives and course outline.


Registration is now closed but we're also running this course from Monday 11 to Friday 22 December – sign up here

The British Society for Immunology offers this course at a discount to all BSI members. You can sign up to become a member online.

  Per week   Total 
BSI member  £180 £360
Non-member    £360 £720

BSI members also benefit from discounts on fees for BSI events, as well as free access to our journals, grants, career development activities and much more.

Rating and reviews

This highly rated course has had over 1,200 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 332 reviews.

Who signs up for this training?

Wet-lab scientists…

  • With little or no previous experience in bioinformatics
  • Doing or planning on doing an omic experiment as part of a project
  • Keen to learn R and bioinformatics to advance their career, for example after finishing a PhD or in future post-docs
  • Who need to understand omics in the current literature
  • Who’ve been on a course but are missing the practical skills and confidence to put it to use

Optional extra courses

This training programme has 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. These additional courses will take place in 2024 – learn the foundations now to continue with your bioinformatics journey next year! Here you can see the full outline of the programme and guidance on which course is right for you

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