Short workshops: Current Topics in Bioinformatics

These workshops are free and open to all researchers at Harvard University and affiliated institutions.

  • Hands-on workshops on bioinformatics methods & related skills
  • Once a month for 3 hours
  • Free and open to everyone at Harvard University and its affiliates
  • Will meet online via Zoom
  • Sign up at the links below to receive the workshop Zoom link
Topic Date/Time Registration Prerequisites
Introduction to R practical 06/30/2021 at 1pm Completed Completion of Introduction to R online resource or beginner R
Publication Perfect: Part I 07/28/2021 at 1pm Completed Completion of Introduction to R online resource or beginner R
Publication Perfect: Part II 09/08/2021 at 1pm Sign up! Publication Perfect: Part I

Workshop descriptions:

Introduction to R practical

This workshop will address questions regarding the content covered in the Introduction to R online resource and will provide practical exercises to practice your newly developed R skills.

 

Publication Perfect Series

Part I

In this workshop, we will introduce ggplot2 syntax to create custom plots, and we will explore how to determine the type of plots most appropriate for your data. We will explore how to ensure consistency between figures using custom theme and color selections, with an emphasis on colorblind-friendly palettes from the RColorBrewer and viridis packages. 

Part II

This workshop will build on what was covered in Publication Perfect: Part I to examine methods for enhancing our plots with functions from the ggpubr and cowplot packages, especially regarding layout and labeling of figures. Finally, we will conclude with an activity to use what we have learned to reproduce a published figure