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Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash University

August 4 & 5 & 11, 2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructors: Adele Barugahare, Steve Androulakis, Paul Harrison, Haroon Naeem, Stuart Archer, Roxane Legaie

Helpers: TBA

Note: The 'END' date listed below on the tickets is when the ticket *registrations close*, not the dates of the workshops. The dates of the workshop are: 4, 5, 11 August.

R for Bioinformatics (three courses)

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.

We are running three consecutive workshops with a focus on enabling researchers to be able to analyse data in bioinformatics using the R programming language.

  • Day 1, we will begin with an introduction to working with data using the R language. You will learn to quickly visualize and summarize data from experiments involving multiple experimental factors and measurements.
  • Day 2 we will cover more topics on the current state of the art in R: automating repetitive computations, "tidying" your data so that it is fast and easy to visualize and ask questions of it, working with genomic features and DNA sequences, and presenting data interactively.
  • Day 3 we will demonstrate bioinformatic data analysis of RNA-Seq data, including differential expression analysis and gene-set enrichment.

Days 2 and 3 both require either day 1 or basic familiarity with the R language.

The workshop will be taught in a similar style to Software Carpentry workshops. Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. Day 2 and 3 are intermediate courses and require Day 1, or knowledge of the R programming language.

Where: Foyer, Monash Biomedical Imaging, 762-772 Blackburn Rd Clayton. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

Setup Requirements: BYO Laptop. No software installation required. Tools will be provided on the day.

Contact: Please mail for more information.

We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.