Training

With funding from the HMS Tools and Technology Committee and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) we have a dedicated bioinformatics training program for:

  • HMS researchers with a primary affiliation in one of the Basic and Social Science Departments on the Quad
  • HSCI researchers

In addition, we also teach short courses for Harvard Catalyst.


Please find a list of our various offerings below categorized by eligibility. If you would like to receive emails from us about training opportunities, please fill out this form.

Workshops for HSCI and on-quad HMS researchers:

Please note that registration opens ~3 weeks prior to workshop date.

Topic Category Date Duration Prerequisites
Introduction to the command-line interface (Unix/Linux/shell) Registration is now closed! Basic September 17th 1 day None
Introduction to bulk RNA-seq (raw data -> counts) Registration is now closed! Advanced September 23rd & 24th 2 days Introduction to the command-line interface
Introduction to R – Registration is now open! Basic October 3rd & 4th 1.5 day None
Introduction to differential gene expression analysis - bulk RNA-seq (counts -> DE genes) Advanced October 21st & 22nd 2 days Introduction to R
Introduction to R Basic November 19th & 20th 1.5 day None
Introduction to single-cell RNA-seq Advanced December 2nd & 3rd 2 days Introduction to R

Please click here for workshop descriptions.


Workshops for all researchers at Harvard University and affiliated institutions:

HBC’s monthly short workshops

  • Workshops on bioinformatics methods & related skills
  • Once a month for 3 hours
  • First-come-first-served, no registration required
  • Free and open to everyone at Harvard University and its affiliates

Fall 2019 Schedule:

Topic Date Time Location Pre requisites
Setting up for success: Everything you need to know when planning for an (bulk) RNA-seq analysis Part I September 20th 1 PM HSPH Kresge G1 None
Setting up for success: Everything you need to know when planning for an (bulk) RNA-seq analysis Part II October 25th 1 PM HSPH Kresge G1 None
Setting up for Success: Everything you need to know to make your data analysis reproducible November 15th 1 PM HSPH Kresge G2 None
Setting up for Success: Introduction to Version Control (Git) December 13th 1 PM HSPH Kresge G2 None

Harvard Catalyst Workshops

In Fall 2019, we will be teaching the following workshop series with Harvard Catalyst - Introduction to RNA-seq Analysis Using High-Performance Computing and R

This six-day hands-on workshop series includes the following two workshops:

  • October 28-30, 2019 - Introduction to RNA-seq Analysis Using High-Performance Computing Workshop
  • December 9-11, 2019 - Introduction to R: Basics, Plots and RNA-seq Differential Expression Analysis Workshop

Application cycle for this Catalyst workshop closed on September 9th, 2019. Please email Harvard Catalyst for more information.



Contact:

For any training-related questions, please email us at hbctraining@hsph.harvard.edu.

Training materials can be accessed here. Please read our licensing information prior to reusing or adapting our materials.


Past Workshops:

2019

  • [HSCI/TnT] August 15th & 16th: Introduction to differential gene expression analysis (bulk RNA-seq)
  • [HSCI/TnT] July 29th & 30th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT] July 17th & 18th: Introduction to single-cell RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] July 1st & 2nd: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT] June 24th & 25th: Introduction to RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] June 4th: Introduction to shell
  • [HSCI/TnT] April 29th & 30th: Introduction to ChIP-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] April 11th: Introduction to shell
  • [HSCI/TnT] April 1st & 2nd: Introduction to differential gene expression analysis (bulk RNA-seq)
  • [HSCI/TnT] March 12th & 13th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT] February 27th & 28th: Introduction to RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] February 13th: Introduction to shell
  • [HSCI/TnT] January 28th & 29th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT] January 17th: Introduction to shell

2018

  • [HSCI/TnT] December 5th & 6th: Introduction to R
  • [Harvard Catalyst] October 31st - November 2nd & November 14th - 16th **Introduction to RNA-seq Analysis Using High-Performance Computing and R. **
  • [HSCI/TnT] September 5th - October 11th: In-depth NGS data analysis course
  • [HSCI/TnT] August 20th & 21st: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT] July 30th & 31st, August 1st: Introduction to ChIP-seq using high-performance computing
  • [HSCI/TnT] June 11th - 13th: Introduction to R and Differential Gene Expression (DGE) analysis for RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] May 30th & May 31st: Introduction to shell and high-performance computing
  • [HSCI/TnT] April 30th & May 1st: Introduction to R
  • [Harvard Catalyst] April 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th: Introduction to R and Differential Gene Expression (DGE) analysis for RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] March 21st - 23rd: Introduction to ChIP-seq using high-performance computing
  • [HSCI/TnT] February 26th - 28th: Introduction to R and Differential Gene Expression (DGE) analysis for RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] January 29th - 31st: Introduction to RNA-seq using high-performance computing

2017

  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] December 6th & 7th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] November 20th & 21st: Introduction to RNA-seq using high-performance computing
  • [Harvard Catalyst] November 1st - 3rd: Introduction to R and Differential Gene Expression (DGE) analysis for RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] October 25th & 26th: Using DESeq2 for Differential Gene Expression
  • [Harvard Catalyst] September 25th - 27th: Introduction to RNA-seq using high-performance computing
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] September 13th & 14th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] August 23rd & 24th: Introduction to RNA-seq using high-performance computing
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] May 31st - July 7th: In-depth NGS data analysis course
  • [Harvard Catalyst] May 17th - 19th: Introduction to R and Differential Gene Expression (DGE) analysis for RNA-seq
  • [HNDC] April 20th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] April 3rd & 4th: Introduction to R
  • [Harvard Catalyst] March 16th: Introduction to RNA-seq with Galaxy
  • [HSCI] March 6th & 7th: Introduction to UNIX and Orchestra with HMS-RC
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] February 15th: Introduction to Differential Gene Expression (DGE) analysis for RNA-seq
  • [TnT/HNDC] February 10th & 13th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI] January 24th & 25th: Introduction to R

2016

  • [Harvard Catalyst] November 17th & 18th: Introduction to UNIX and Orchestra with HMS-RC
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] October 31st - December 2nd: In-depth NGS data analysis course (RNA-Seq)
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] October 20th: Introduction to Differential Gene Expression (DGE) analysis for RNA-seq
  • [Harvard Catalyst] October 14th: Introduction to RNA-seq with Galaxy
  • [TnT/HNDC] September 29th & 30th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI] September 8th & 9th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI] August 22nd & 23rd: Introduction to UNIX and Orchestra with HMS-RC
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] June 22nd - August 12th: In-depth NGS data analysis course
  • [HSCI] May 23rd & 24th: Introduction to UNIX and Orchestra with HMS-RC
  • [TnT/HNDC] May 12th & 12th: Introduction to UNIX and Orchestra with HMS-RC
  • [HSCI/TnT/HNDC] February 8th - March 8th: In-depth NGS data analysis course

2015

  • [HSCI] December 11th: Introduction to R
  • [TnT/HNDC] November 23rd: Introduction to RNA-seq with Galaxy
  • [HSCI] November 13th: Introduction to RNA-seq with Galaxy
  • [TnT/HNDC] October 8th & 9th: Introduction to UNIX and Orchestra with HMS-RC
  • [TnT/HNDC] October 2nd: Introduction to RNA-seq with Galaxy
  • [TnT/HNDC] September 21st: Introduction to RNA-seq with Galaxy
  • [TnT/HNDC] September 11th: ChIP-Seq with Galaxy
  • [TnT/HNDC] August 14th: Introduction to RNA-seq with Galaxy
  • [TnT/HNDC] July 22nd: A Hands-on Introduction to Python (in collaboration with IQSS)
  • [TnT/HNDC] July 17th: Introduction to RNA-seq with Galaxy
  • [TnT/HNDC] June 26th: Introduction to R and R graphics with ggplot2 (in collaboration with IQSS)