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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

Every second week we arrange a local zoom-in consultancy session. If you want to discuss your project, know what tool to use or what kind of analyses fit your data best, among others, join us!

          Where:                    Zoom room (click the link)

          Time:                       10.00 - 11:00

          Spring schedule:

                    February     2nd, and 16th (Tuesday)

                    March         2nd, 16th and 30th (Tuesday)

                    April            15th and 29th  (Thursday)

                    May             13th and 27th  (Thursday)

                    June             10th and 24th  (Thursday)


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 (SC00038)


Python programming applied to research (SC00032)

36-40 (41)

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.

Master Course in Bioinformatics

Next Generation Sequencing Analysis with clinical applications, 5 credits (ECTS)


The course includes a combination of lectures and practical sessions where participants will focus on the analysis and interpretation of clinical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data applying various bioinformatics tools. The statistical tool R will be introduced to perform and visualize the results. The course covers essential concepts in molecular biology and genetics, the principles on NGS applications, with a focus on targeted resequencing and RNA sequencing. In depth analysis of NGS quality assessment and interpretation of mutation and gene expression analyses.