Training

With funding from the HMS Tools and Technology Committee, the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center (HNDC) 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

  • researchers with an affiliation with the HNDC

  • HSCI researchers

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


Upcoming workshops/courses:

For HSCI, HNDC and on-quad HMS researchers

  • April 3rd and 4th, 2017: Introduction to R

    This 2-day hands-on workshop will introduce participants to using R and RStudio. After this workshop participants can expect to be comfortable with the basics of data manipulation and plotting using R.

    ** Registration is now closed **

  • May 31st - June 29th, 2017: In-depth NGS data analysis course

    This 10-day in-depth course will instruct participants on the theoretical and practical concepts related to Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis, enabling them to perform these analyses independently. This class includes an additional 2 day session in early August; the topics for this session will inclue Variant Calling and Git/Github.

    ** Pre-registration is now open!! **

    ** More information and link to the pre-registration page available at http://tinyurl.com/ngs-course-info-2017 **

For HNDC researchers only

  • April 20th, 2017: Introduction to R

    This 1-day hands-on workshop will introduce participants to using R and RStudio. After this workshop participants can expect to be comfortable with the basics of data manipulation using R.

    ** Registration will open on March 30th, 2017 **

Harvard Catalyst Workshops

If you are not affiliated with any of the above groups, you can check this page for current listings of workshops we teach for Harvard Catalyst.

  • May 17th to May 19th, 2017: Introduction to R

This 3-day hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the basics of R and RStudio and their application to differential gene expression analysis on RNA-Seq count data.

** Click here to register **


Training program description:

We provide bioinformatics training through both shorter workshops and in-depth courses. [Click here for a list of upcoming workshops/courses, or scroll down.]

1. Workshops

  • Next Generation Sequencing Introduction Series

    (Galaxy-based) workshops on RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq to introduce basic concepts of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis. The goal of these workshops are to enable researchers to design their studies appropriately and perform preliminary data analyses.

  • Basic Bioinformatics Skills Series

    Topics include R, data visualization using R, Python programming, Unix and high-performance computing (duration varies from half a day to three days).

2. In-Depth Next Generation Sequencing Analysis Courses

These intensive courses run for 10-12 days and are aimed at bench biologists interested in learning how to perform independent, best practice NGS-based analyses. Topics include:

  • Unix & High-Performance Computing (Orchestra)
  • NGS data analysis (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Variant calling)
  • Statistical analysis using R
  • Functional analysis

No prior NGS or command line expertise is required for our workshops or courses unless explicitly stated.


Past Workshops:

2017

  • [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

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

Contact:

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