Computational Training Opportunities

Below are workshops, journal clubs, and meetings open to QSB students. Registration costs included as part of QSB program.

NU Information Technology (NUIT) Workshops and TrainingEvery year NUIT offers many workshops and training events. Workshops including the following:

  • R-fundamentals: Parts I, II and III
  • Programming Concepts Workshop
  • Git and GitHub (Introduction)
  • Command Line/Bash (Introduction)
  • Quest (NU supercomputer cluster) Introduction
  • Python: Scikit-learn (machine learning module for Python)
  • R: ggplot2
  • Data Drop-In Hours and Consultations: Northwestern provides free consultations and assistance for researchers.  Available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2-4pm | Mudd Library | Data Visualization and GIS Lab
  • DataCamp Online Courses: R, Python, SQL, command line, git, spreadsheets, and more
  • R User Group – meets monthly, Thursdays 4pm

NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology Journal Club: Journal Clubs are held monthly to advance interdisciplinary communication and integrate knowledge between Math and Biology.  Meets monthly on Fridays at 2pm.

Data Science Nights: Monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature refreshments, a talk on data science techniques or applications, and a hacking night with data science projects or learning groups of your choice. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!  Meets monthly on Wednesdays at 6:15pm.  Pizza is served.

ESAM 495a Mini-Course: An Introduction to RNA Sequencing AnalysisUsing lectures and hands-on exercises, this course will introduce students to the theory and practice of analyzing high-throughput RNA sequencing data.  The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am–10:20am.  For credit, register in CAESAR.  Questions? Click Here or to audit, sign up by clicking here.

Data Visualization and Communication PracticumAn all-day event, presented by the Biotechnology Training Program, in which invited speakers from Northwestern as well as outside institutions and companies present their research/work data processing and presentation.  Please click here for more events.