Training

With funding from the HMS Tools and Technology Committee, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the Dana Farber / Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) 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
  • DF/HCC researchers

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

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Upcoming workshops

Click here for descriptions of all the workshops we offer, as well as links to the materials/lessons.

Workshops for HSCI, on-quad HMS researchers and DF/HCC:

Please note that until further notice, all workshops will be taught remotely via Zoom.

Workshop registration opens about 3 weeks prior to workshop date(s).

Topic Category Date Duration Prerequisites
Introduction to single-cell RNA-seq data analysis Advanced October 20th, 23rd, 27th Three 2.5h sessions Introduction to R
Introduction to the command-line interface (Shell, bash, Linux) and HMS-RC’s O2 cluster Basic November 3rd, 6th, 10th Three 2.5h sessions None
Introduction to bulk RNA-seq (raw data to counts) Advanced November 20th, 24th, 27th, December 1st Four 2.5h sessions Introduction to Shell
Reproducible research with Git/Github and RMarkdown Advanced December 8th, 11th, 15th Three 2.5h sessions Introduction to Shell and Introduction to R

Workshops for all researchers at Harvard University and affiliated institutions:

HBC’s monthly short workshops

  • 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

Spring 2021 short workshop schedule is coming soon!



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:

2020

  • [HSCI/TnT/DFHCC] September 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th: Introduction to R (online)
  • [Current Topics Workshop] August 28th: Introduction to Python
  • [HSCI/TnT] August 27th, September 1st, 3rd: Introduction to single-cell RNA-seq (online)
  • [DFHCC] August 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th: Introduction to differential gene expression analysis (bulk RNA-seq) (online)
  • [Current Topics Workshop] July 29th: Introduction to Python
  • [HSCI/TnT] July 16th, 21st, 23rd: Introduction to single-cell RNA-seq (online)
  • [DFHCC] July 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th: Introduction to R (online)
  • [HSCI/TnT] June 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th: Introduction to differential gene expression analysis (bulk RNA-seq) (online)
  • [HSCI/TnT] May 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th: Introduction to R (online)
  • [Current Topics Workshop] May 13th: Interactive Data Visualization with RShiny
  • [Current Topics Workshop] April 29th: Introduction to RMarkdown
  • [HMS Nanocourse] April 28th & 30th, May 5th & 7th: Introduction to R (online)
  • [HSCI/TnT] April 14th - 16th: Introduction to R (online)
  • [HSCI/TnT] March 6th: Introduction to the command-line interface
  • [HSCI/TnT] February 27th & 28th: Introduction to single-cell RNA-seq
  • [Current Topics Workshop] February 12th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT] February 3rd & 4th: Introduction to R
  • [Current Topics Workshop] January 15th: Introduction to R

2019

  • [Harvard Catalyst] December 9th - December 11th: Introduction to R: Basics, Plots and RNA-seq Differential Expression Analysis Workshop - Part 2
  • [HSCI/TnT] December 2nd & 3rd: Introduction to single-cell RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] November 19th & 20th: Introduction to R
  • [Harvard Catalyst] October 28th - October 30th Introduction to RNA-seq Analysis Using High-Performance Computing and R - Part 1
  • [HSCI/TnT] October 21st & 22nd: Introduction to differential gene expression analysis (bulk RNA-seq)
  • [HSCI/TnT] October 3rd & 4th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT] September 23rd & 24th: Introduction to RNA-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] September 17th: Introduction to the command-line interface
  • [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 the command-line interface
  • [HSCI/TnT] April 29th & 30th: Introduction to ChIP-seq
  • [HSCI/TnT] April 11th: Introduction to the command-line interface
  • [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 the command-line interface
  • [HSCI/TnT] January 28th & 29th: Introduction to R
  • [HSCI/TnT] January 17th: Introduction to the command-line interface

2018

  • [HSCI/TnT] December 5th & 6th: Introduction to R
  • [Harvard Catalyst] November 14th - 16th Introduction to RNA-seq Analysis Using High-Performance Computing and R - Part 2
  • [Harvard Catalyst] October 31st - November 2nd Introduction to RNA-seq Analysis Using High-Performance Computing and R - Part 1
  • [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)