Software Carpentry for Bioinformatics – Monash University 2-3 July


Software Carpentry for Bioinformatics

When: 2-3 July 2015
Where: Monash University, Clayton
What: R, Unix and Git

The Monash Bioinformatics Platform want to help make introductory bioinformatic approaches part of the research landscape in Biomedicine. To do this, a foundation level of expertise amongst as many researchers as possible is an important step forward. The platform will then be available to facilitate this work as well as develop more advanced bioinformatic projects with our researchers.

To increase the critical mass of staff with introductory skills in bioinformatics we are running a two day hands-on workshop to teach the foundation programming skills needed for bioinformatic analysis. The command line (UNIX), git version control and the R statistics package will all be covered. At the end of this workshop you will have the foundation required to create data processing pipelines. This is a crucial skill behind working with next-gen sequence data (eg. for quality control, mapping to a reference genome, generating read counts for targeted regions of a genome and so on). You’ll also learn how to produce plots of differential gene expression data for exploratory analysis, and create figures for publications.

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