Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine

Genomics Quick Links


The Centre for Genome Enabled Biology and Medicine provides a wide range of training opportunities in Bioinformatics.

For current training workshops please check here. These workshops cover a wide range of skills relevant to genomics datasets, including an introduction to Unix, QC of next generation sequencing data, genome assembly and annotation, RNA sequencing for differential expression, variant detection, microbial community analysis and an introduction to R and ggplot2. 

The CGEBM have welcomed staff and student delegates from across the UK and Europe.

If you live in or are visiting Aberdeen and are interested in developing skills in bioinformatics, please register for our training courses below or contact CGEBM for more information.

Additionally, CGEBM support training in bioinformatics internationally including at:

CGEBM was delighted to have been able to send one of our bioinformaticians to support the training of a new generation of bioinformaticians in Africa at the Workshop on Microbiome and Transcriptome Analysis 2018. See the video below for more details! 

Current Workshops

CGEBM 2023/24 Workshop Series

Our workshops are open to internal and external delegates from all research communities, including academia, SME and commercial organisations. 

The dates for the 2023/24 workshops are detailed below. Further course details are provided via the embedded link for each course. Please ensure your place is confirmed before booking travel. If you have any queries, please contact CGEBM. These courses will be delivered on our Foresterhill campus (Polwarth building, Computer room 3), unless otherwise stated, by our expert CGEBM bioinformaticians.

Date Workshop Spaces Status
Tuesday 28th November 2023 An Introduction to Unix and HPC No
Registration closed
Tuesday 5th December 2023 Quality Control of Sequencing Data No Registration closed
Tuesday 23rd January 2024 Genome Assembly and Annotation No
Registration closed
Wednesday 28th February 2024 RNA-seq and Differential Expression No Registration closed
Monday 22nd April 2024  Alignment, Visualisation and Variant Calling No Registration closed
Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd May 2024

Microbial Community Analysis

No Registration closed
Wednesday 15th May 2024 A Beginner's Guide to Visualisation with R and ggplot2 No Registration closed
After Tuesday 28th November 2023 Self-Study Online Intro to Unix and HPC Yes Registration open

If you'd like to attend any of our previous workshops that are not currently scheduled, please contact CGEBM to express your interest. These may be delivered again if there is sufficient demand. You can find these detailed in the panel below.

*Please contact if registration has closed for any upcoming courses, to check if late registration is available.

Past CGEBM Workshops at the University of Aberdeen


 Workshop   Dates 
Alignment, Visualisation and Variant Calling 2016 - 2020, 2023
Genome Assembly and Annotation 2015 - 2019, 2021-2023
Microbial Community Analysis with DADA2 2019, 2022, 2023
RNA Sequencing and Differential Expression 2016 - 2023
Visualisation with R 2016 - 2019, 2023
Basic Unix Skills 2022
Quality Control of Next Generation Sequencing Reads 2016 - 2019, 2021, 2022
 Introduction to HPC Maxwell, the Computing Cluster 2015 - 2019, 2021
Molecular Phylogenetics  2016 & 2019
 Microbial Community Analysis with MOTHUR 2015 - 2018
A Beginner's Introduction to Python for Biologists 2017
Advanced RNA Sequencing Analysis 2017
Advanced Unix 2015 - 2016
Galaxy Workshop 2014
Partek Workshop 2014