Looking ahead at genomics & bioinformatics training events for 2022

Between February and April 2022, NeSI and Genomics Aotearoa are co-hosting a range of immersive skill-building events for Aotearoa New Zealand's bioinformatics and genomics communities.

Follow the links below for more information or to register.

Introduction to R (for Genomics) – Online

23 February 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Co-hosted by Genomics Aotearoa and NeSI, this online introductory workshop will help you get started with R for genomic data analysis. Specifically, attendees can expect to learn:

  • The basic features of the R language Getting started with tabular data
  • Aggregating and analysing data
  • Data visualisation
  • Producing reports with R Markdown

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/introduction-to-r-for-genomics-tickets-260755475647


RNA-seq Workshop – Online

24 February 2022
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Genomics Aotearoa and NeSI will be running an RNA-seq workshop that will cover a Differential Expression pipeline. The workshop will cover both Pre-analysis (Experimental design) and Core-Analysis (Quality Check, Read Alignment, Differential Expression, Quantification and Functional profiling). Participants are expected to have familiarity with both bash and R.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/rna-seq-workshop-online-tickets-260758003207


Introduction to Bash scripting and using a job scheduler (Slurm) for High Performance Computing – Online

08 March 2022
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is a new offering of the GA/NeSI introductory workshops. After attending the introductory workshops (Bash, R or Genomic data analysis), we aim to take you to a level where you are comfortable writing small scripts and automate your data analysis workflows through writing basic bash scripts and scaling the workflow with the use of slurm job scheduler. The NeSI High Performance Computing platforms will be used for this workshops. Participants are expected to have familiarity with Bash and workflows in general.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/online-introduction-to-bash-scripting-and-hpc-job-scheduler-tickets-260764522707


Also, the topics below are being considered for future training events:

  • Snakemake/NextFlow (and perhaps intro to CWL)

  • Genome Assembly  (Long reads)

  • Genomics Data Carpentry

Exact dates will be announced once confirmed. If you have any questions about these proposed topics, or suggestions / requests for training in other areas, contact training@nesi.org.nz.


Joint training efforts are reaching more researchers year upon year

By sharing expertise and building capability in New Zealand’s research communities and institutions, these types of training events aim to improve researchers’ ability to adopt eResearch techniques that today’s complex questions require.

Since November 2019, NeSI and Genomics Aotearoa have been partnering on training, enabling a growing number of researchers across the country to build their capabilities and tackle the science they aspire to do.

stats from NeSI and Genomics Aotearoa training activities since 2019


If you'd like to learn more about NeSI training activities, visit our Training page or contact training@nesi.org.nz.