Training program description:

The training team at the Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core provides bioinformatics training through both shorter workshops and longer in-depth courses. Our current workshops and courses are designed to help biologists become comfortable with using tools to analyse high-throughput data. We are slowly beginning to expand this repertoire to include training for researchers with more advanced bioinformatics skills.

No prior NGS or command line expertise is required for our workshops or courses unless explicitly stated.


Introduction to Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis: The goal of these workshops (2-3 days) are to enable researchers to design their NGS studies appropriately and perform preliminary data analyses.

Current topics in bioinformatics: These short workshops (half-day or less) are designed to allow researchers, who have some familiarity with R or bash, to learn new tools and methods.

In-Depth Next Generation Sequencing Analysis Course

This intensive course runs for between 8 to 12 days and is aimed at bench biologists interested in learning how to independently perform NGS data analyses using best practices. Topics include:

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