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University of Gothenburg

Education and Training

We are keen on fostering a deep understanding of bioinformatics and statistical analysis. Therefore we are involved in arranging courses, workshops, and hands-on sessions.

Drop-in consultancy

Weekly sessions where the staff offers their expertise to national researchers. Joint drop-ins together with staff from the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS). 

All our drop-ins are now held remotely using Zoom

Where: Zoom (
Time: Every Tuesday, 14:00-15:00


One-hour training sessions where we show you how to perform a specific analysis or method. We provide four hands-on sessions per year. This year we offer the session described below.


Due to the Covid-19 situation, all sessions are postponed until further notice.

Thursday 26th of March, 2020

You will practice how to clean, transform, and summarize data in order to improve the quality and interpretation of data. Tidyverse includes dplyr and other packages.

Register to session: Data wrangling with R using the tidyverse collection

Thursday 28th of May, 2020 

You will practice how to perform linear and logistic regression in R.

Register to: Linear and logistic regression in R

Thursday 24th of September, 2020

You will practice how to visualize and analyze proteomics data by creating a PCA plot and a heatmap of the data, followed by computing fold changes, p-values, and adjusted p-values.

Register to: Expression analysis using proteomics data

Thursday 19th of November, 2020

You will practice how to generate histograms, boxplots, density plots, and violin plots.

Register to: Distribution plots

PhD Courses in Bioinformatics

We offer PhD courses free of charge for national and international PhD students. See the list below.

Application for spring courses are open between 1st and 21st October, and for the autumn courses between 1st and 21st April.

Phd Course name

Week (Exam)

Bioinformatics I (SC00037)


R Programming (SC00035)

09-12 (13-15)

Unix applied to genomic data (SC00036)

15-17 (18-19)

Bioinformatics II (SC000XX)


Gene expression analysis using R (SC00034)


Analysis of next-generation sequencing data (SC00024)


Workshops for other applicants

We offer the same content of the courses as a workshop for non-PhD students. The workshop runs simultaneously with the PhD course and has a registration fee of 2000 SEK. We can give any workshop at any other time if there are at least 10 participants.