Bioinformatics Workshops

Tutorials presented by SC INBRE’s Bioinformatics Core. Contact: Dr. Homayoun Valafar, email, (803) 777-2404 or Casey Cole, Ph.D Candidate, University of South Carolina, Department of Computer Science, Computational Biology Lab, email

In addition to the following, check Dr. Valafar’s YouTube Channel for available videos

Linux Workshops

2018 Bioinformatics Summer Workshop Materials

Go to our lab's YouTube channel. There you will find some short videos on Linux that were recorded as part of last year's workshop series. These are a good resource to get familiar with the subjects that we will cover. If you do not already have Linux installed on your machine, the first video in the series will walk you through the steps of downloading and installing Linux as a VirtualBox on your Mac or PC.

2017 Bioinformatics Summer Workshop Materials

Linux Workshop links:

Perl Workshop

Programming in Perl (2017 Bioinformatics Summer Workshop)

Perl Workshop links:

Python Workshop

Basic Programming in Python (2018 Bioinformatics Summer Workshop)

Before the workshop begins you should ensure that you have some way of running Python on your machine. You have many options! The first of which is the website: https://repl.it/ . This site will let you code in a variety of languages (including Python) and execute alongside your code.

For those of you that will want to code “offline,” you can follow the installation guides on https://www.python.org/ for your specific operating system.

Either option will work for the scope of this workshop! Questions? Contact Casey Cole, coleca@email.sc.edu.

R Workshops

Introductory Data Analysis in R (2018 Bioinformatics Summer Workshop)

Before the workshop begins you should ensure that you have some way of running R on your machine. For those of you that do not have R installed, here is a link to the website: https://www.r-project.org/

  • Session 4 (live presentation recorded)

2017 Bioinformatics Summer Workshop

R Workshop links (2017 Bioinformatics Summer Workshop):