R for Biologists (Virtual Workshop)

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12 July, 2021 - 16 July, 2021

General Information

The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the statistical computing language ‘R’ using examples and skills relevant to biological data science. This online workshop is taught by experienced Edinburgh Genomics’ trainers. By the end of the workshop, you will be comfortable with the basics of the R and R studio environments, learning about the rules of the language and how R works with different data types and structures. We then move on to using functions, introducing a selection of packages for biological data science including the ‘tidyverse’ family of packages. Finally, we will learn how to visualise your data to generate publication-ready plots using the package ggplot2.


  • Nathan Medd (Training and Outreach Manager)
  • Donald Dunbar (Head of Bioinformatics)

Workshop format
The workshop consists of presentations and hands-on tutorials.

Who should attend
Graduates, postgraduates, and PIs, who are using, or planning to use, the statistical software R to manipulate and analyse NGS data in their research. This is an introductory level course: no prior experience of R is necessary before starting the workshop.

For more information and the register, visit the event webpage.