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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bioinformatics Resource Center

Bioinformatics Workshops

We are open for business! We are happy to be back. During Phase 1, we will be operating at reduced capacity. We will make every effort to keep turnaround times short as we understand there are many projects that have been waiting. We appreciate your patience and business. The UW Biotechnology Center is following University guidelines regarding COVID-19.

The "Linux Essentials" workshop is an "indispensable" prerequisite for any of the other workshops. "Intro to NGS Data Analysis" is also recommended, but not required.

* There is a minimal set of software that should be installed on laptops BEFORE attending the workshop. Instructions will be provided to attendees prior to the workshop and can be found within the PDF document: GETTING PREPARED FOR CLASS 

Get yourself ready for data analysis

The following .pdf document contains essential set-up information for the workshops. Download it from the link below.

There are numerous online resources that can help you get started learning Linux and NGS analysis. Here is a list of some useful websites:

Linux
Software Carpentry The Unix Shell (text format)
Software Carpentry The Unix Shell (Video Lessons - recommended)

Lynda.com Up and Running with Bash Scripting
Standford open classroom Practical Linux 
Linux command cheatsheet for NGS

General Data Analysis:
Standford CS109 Data Science (Current lectures)2013 lecture archive

Linux-based workshops

  • Linux Essentials: Basics for NGS Data Analysis - $95 - $75 online during COVID19 or replaced by "Survival Bash" (see below.)
    • Linux Basics workshop is required for all other workshops unless you have similar classes from DoIT or other department, or can assert proficiency.
  • Survival Bash $35 - Shorter, alternate replacement of Linux Essentials during COVID19
    • 2 hours minimal proficiency hands-on on Terminal command line with bash shell commands.  Required for all other workshops unless you have similar classes from DoIT or other department, or can assert proficiency.

R-based workshops:

Microbiota workshops