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Introduction to R for Biologists

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Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom

187 Grattan st

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Parkville, VIC 3010

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Ever wanted to visualise your own data? You can with R!

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Presenter - Jessica Chung

This introduction to R and RStudio will provide beginners with experience with loading, manipulating and visualising biological data using the tidyverse collection of R packages. The example data used is publicly available RNA-seq data, therefore attendees will gain experience in the structure and appearance of RNA-seq data.

This workshop has been developed collaboratively by training specialists at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Melbourne Bioinformatics.

Learning objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to

  • Load tabular data into R.
  • Apply tidyverse functions to manipulate data in R.
  • Produce simple plots such boxplots using ggplot.
  • Understand and apply data faceting in ggplot.
  • Modify the aesthetics of a ggplot plot.

Prerequisites and Requirements

The workshop is aimed at bench biologists with no coding/programming skills.

This is a hands-on workshop and attendees must bring their own charged laptops to the workshop with the following software preinstalled:

  • Access to Uniwireless/Eduroam
  • Web browser (Firefox or Chrome recommended)
  • R (>= version 3.5)
  • RStudio

Most workshops are FREE for all researchers and students from the University of Melbourne and its affiliated research institutes. For details of charges for external participants please see the Melbourne Bioinformatics Training site.

Building Access

Please note that the venue for the workshop, 187 Grattan St (Building 257), does not have an accessible entrance. There are a number of steps leading from street level up to the ground floor entrance and there are no accessible toilets available in the building.

If you have any access requirements in order to participate in this workshop, please contact the workshop organiser (bioinformatics-training@unimelb.edu.au) as soon as possible to discuss your requirements further.

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