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.


Upcoming workshops/courses:

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.

For HSCI and on-quad HMS researchers

  • December 2018 workshop announcement coming soon!

For all researchers at Harvard University and affiliated institutions

Harvard Catalyst Workshops
  • October 31st - November 2nd and Nov 14th - 16th, 2018: Introduction to RNA-seq Analysis Using High-Performance Computing and R. Registration is now closed!
HBC’s monthly short workshops

The Current Topics in Bioinformatics series of short workshops will be back in January 2019!

Other workshops on data skills and bioinformatics

Training program description:

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

1. Workshops

These workshops vary in duration from half-day to 3 days and are aimed at biologists interested in expanding their knowledge of Next-Generation Sequence (NGS) data analysis, and basic computational skills for working with big or small datasets.

  • Next-Generation Sequencing

    Short 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 using best practices.

  • Basic Skills for Data Analysis

    Topics include R, data visualization using R, Linux shell, High-Performance Computing (HPC), version control, Research Data Management, etc.

2. In-Depth Next Generation Sequencing Analysis Courses

These intensive courses run for 8-12 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 (O2)
  • 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:

2018

  • [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)

Contact:

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

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