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Courses and Training

Details of our regular courses are below. We also offer bespoke training - contact us with your request.

Introduction to Practical Bioinformatics (£200)

This intensive two-day course aims to introduce scientists to the command-line interface and the R programming environment. We start from the basics without assuming any prior knowledge.

Day 1 begins with an introduction to the Linux command-line, covering essential core utilities before moving on to introduce command-line BLAST and shell scripting.

Day 2 further develops shell scripting skills, then moves on to introduce data handling in the R statistical programming environment.

To register your interest, please contact us at

RNA-Seq Data Analysis (£100)

This one-day course covers important aspects of Bioinformatics and the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. We work though an RNA-Seq Analysis using the popular DESeq2 package for differential gene expression analysis.

To register your interest, please contact us at Note that you should have completed our course 'Introduction to Practical Bioinformatics' before attending this course.

Interpreting RNA-Seq Results (£100)

This one-day course looks at several ways of adding functional context to lists of genes.

We begin by introducing methods for clustering and visualizing data, including dendrograms, heatmaps and venn diagrams. We then consider how to make use of functional annotation that has been added to the gene databases of many organisms to examine gene lists for classes of annotation that are statistically over-represented.

To register your interest, please contact us at Note that you should have completed our courses 'Introduction to Practical Bioinformatics' and 'RNA-Seq Data Analysis' before attending this course.

Information on cancellations

In the event of cancellation less than one week from the start of the course, or non attendance, course fees will be charged as follows:

Introduction to Practical Bioinformatics: £130

RNA-Seq Data Analysis: £65

Interpreting RNA-Seq Results: £65