Short courses

Short courses

We provide periodic complementary educational short courses on a variety of bioinformatics topics. All participants meeting the stated requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion for courses attended that will count towards the CCTR Bioinformatics Certificate (see below). Please check back often for updates or contact us for more details.

CCTR Bioinformatics Certificate

The short courses included in the Bioinformatics Certificate program are designed for scientists/clinical investigators who want to learn more about bioinformatics concepts and applications. Completing the requirements will show that a basic understanding of bioinformatics concepts and tools, and how they can be applied to biological and clinical research, has been gained. Each short course has its own requirements for completion as listed below:

  • Bioinformatics 101: Seminar Series
    • Must attend 6 out of the 8 sessions, get a passing mark on associated quizzes and participate in a post-course survey.
  • Bioinformatics 102: Bioinformatics Databases Workshop
    • Must attend 4 out of the 5 sessions, complete all hands-on exercises and participate in a post-course survey.
  • Bioinformatics 103: TBD

Current/Upcoming Short Courses

Bioinformatics 101: Seminar Series

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR), is excited to bring back the Bioinformatics 101 Seminar Series! The Bioinformatics 101 Seminar Series introduces attendees to genomic bioinformatics concepts and applications. This series includes introductions to the technology behind genomic high-throughput data, high-throughput sequencing applications, analyses and more. This seminar will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 11am-noon in the MCV Egyptian Building Auditorium and is free to attend. Please visit the link below to register for the seminar.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, 11am-noon, 9/14 to 11/16

Location: MCV Egyptian Building Auditorium
Schedule Details:

  • 9/14 Overview of Bioinformatics
  • 9/21 High-throughput Technology
  • 9/28 High-throughput Sequencing Data Types and Public Data Repositories
  • 10/5 TBD
  • 10/12 RNA-seq Applications and Analyses
  • 10/19 ChIP-seq Applications and Analyses
  • 10/26 Pathway and Functional Enrichment Analysis Methods
  • 11/2 TBD
  • 11/9 Reserved for makeup session
  • 11/16 Reserved for makeup session
Registration Form: https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=9JJ7MRTYHM

Bioinformatics 102: Bioinformatics Databases Workshop

We plan to offer the 102 Workshop again in the Summer of 2017.

Completed Courses

Bioinformatics 102: Bioinformatics Databases Workshop

Offered June 6-10, 2016

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR), in conjunction with VCU’s Cabell and Tompkins-McCaw Library, hosted a one week workshop to introduce users to a variety of bioinformatics databases, including NCBI Gene, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and others. This workshop introduced attendees to each database and associated resources, and provided specific use-cases so participants obtained hands-on experience in navigating and using each database. This workshop was very well received and filled up quickly.

Bioinformatics 101 Seminar Series

Offered Sept. 15 – Nov 17, 2015

The Bioinformatics 101 Seminar Series introduced attendees to a range of bioinformatics concepts and applications. This series included introductions to the technology behind high-throughput data, high-throughput sequencing applications and analyses for DNA-seq, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq, public data repositories, pathway and functional enrichment analysis methods, and metagenomic applications and analyses. This series was very well received with 115 registered participants and 42 being awarded the Certificate of Completion.

Topics Presented:

  • High-level Overview of Bioinformatics
  • High-throughput Technology
  • High-throughput Sequencing Data Types and Public Data Repositories
  • DNA-seq Applications and Analyses
  • RNA-seq Applications and Analyses
  • ChIP-seq Applications and Analyses
  • Pathway and Functional Enrichment Analysis Methods
  • Metagenomic Applications and Analyses