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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bioinformatics Resource Center

Bioinformatics Workshops

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:

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