Workshop details

Microbiome analysis using bioinformatics approach

Date: 26 November 2019
Venue: Auditorium 2

This workshop introduces the participants to metagenomics analysis, types of data/technology, file formats and tools. It covers the whole workflow from quality control to taxonomy profiling. The workshop consists of lectures, hands-on and demo. The free and user-friendly MEGAN software is used in the practical and demo sessions. This workshop aims to give an exposure to metagenomics pipeline.

Learning outcome:

  1. Able to check the quality of reads
  2. Able to perform sequence similarity search
  3. Able to perform metagenomics analysis using MEGAN
  4. Able to do taxanomy classification and visualise the results


Machine Learning in Biological Sciences

Date: 27 November 2019
Venue: Auditorium 2

Machine learning is a method of utilizing data (Big Data) for making prediction. It can be used in health monitoring, tumor detection, computational docking, genomic and etc. Basic principles and various methods used in machine learning will be discussed. There will be a practical session to solve simple practical problems, and to analyze and interpret the results.



Introduction to GitHub Patchwork Event

Date: 28 November 2019
Venue: Auditorium 2

This is a hands-on workshop for beginners wanting to learn Git and GitHub. In this course, you’ll learn how to :

  1. Communicate in issues
  2. Manage notifications
  3. Create branches
  4. Make commits
  5. Introduce changes with pull requests

We will be going through the workshop using both the GitHub UI as well as CLI (terminal on Mac, or GitBash on Windows).