ABSTAT18 Advanced Biostatistics for Bioinformatics Tool Users using R

Course description

This course is targeted for Biostatistical techniques often employed in analytical tools for high throughput data and multivariate data. Participants can expect to attend a thorough set of lectures that will reveal the conceptual frameworks that are needed to understand the methods. Extensive hands-on practice will be the main vehicle for providing the skills and user independence. To keep things in context, the course is exclusively based on biological examples.
We will be using custom-built R scripts and packages that are available from the CRAN and/or Bioconductor repositories.
Care has been taken not to use any proprietary data or software, so that the hands-on experience can carry on after the course, providing maximum user independence.


This intensive course will introduce a relatively high number of concepts and methods. To keep it highly practical, we will spend most of the time in hands-on sessions.
- We will focus on each method using examples taken from biological data.
- We will then dissect the method, identifying the concepts and exploring their interrelationships.
- The applicability and limitations of each method will be emphasized.
- The use of the method will be illustrated using appropriate Bioinformatics tools and biological data resources.


You can see the detailed program through the link below.

Detailed Program 


Register until October the 18th, following the instructions in the link below. 

Application Instructions 

Contact: For any questions regarding this course, please contact GTPB (contacs below)


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Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia
Rua da Quinta Grande, 6
2780-156 Oeiras
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