Welcome to the Data Intensive Biology training program Web site!

This is the overview Web site for the Data Intensive Biology training program at UC Davis, run by Dr. C. Titus Brown. This is a series of workshops primarily focused on sequence analysis, using a short-course format taken from the Next-Gen Sequence Analysis Workshops and inspired by Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry.

  • All workshops are on UC Davis campus unless otherwise specified.
  • Workshops are open to everyone whether or not they are part of the UC Davis community, subject to space constraints.
  • Workshops are free unless otherwise specified.

If you want to be notified of new workshops you can sign up for the dib-training mailing list; workshops are generally announced there first.

You can subscribe to our Google Calendar containing all of our events here.

Or, you can simply view the calendar here.

Upcoming Workshops and Dates

Please click on the link for more information. Please note that all half-day workshops are from 9:15am - 12:15pm Pacific Time, and some of them will be live-streamed via YouTube. Please subscribe to the mailing list if you want to be notified when registration opens up.

November 1, 2016 - Introductory version control with git.

November 17th, 2016 - Amazon Web Services for cloud computing.

November 29th, 2016 - Introduction to UNIX shell

December 6th, 2016 - Open Refine for working with large spreadsheets.

December 8th, 2016 - Introductory version control with git.

December 13th, 2016 - Amazon Web Services for cloud computing.

December 15th, 2016 - R, RStudio, and RMarkdown for exploring your data.

December 20th, 2016 - Jupyter Notebook for exploring your data.

Workshop materials

All workshop materials are available under an open license, and they are available indefinitely. Please feel free to send them on to others.

Past Workshops

October 20th, 2016 - Open Refine for working with large spreadsheets. * October 6, 2016 - UNIX Shell - half-day workshop * May 18, 2016 - Vega-Lite for visualization (Dominik Moritz and Ham Wongsuphasawat) - half day workshop (broadcast) * May 11, 2016 - RMarkdown (Marian Schmidt) - half day workshop (broadcast) * April 27, 2016 - Differential Gene Expression in R (Meeta Mistry) - half day workshop (broadcast) * April 13, 2016 - Intermediate git (Daniel Chen) - half day workshop (broadcast) * April 6, 2016 - Introductory git (Daniel Chen) - half day workshop (broadcast) * April 4, 2016 - Python, advanced beginner - half day workshop (broadcast) * March 30, 2016 - De novo RNAseq Assembly - half day workshop * March 28, 2016 - Short-read trimming and quality evaluation - half day workshop (broadcast) * March 9, 2016 - Jupyter Notebook - half day workshop * March 7, 2016 - Amazon Web Services - half day workshop (broadcast) * February 29, 2016 - Sphinx, Webhooks, and Bitbucket (Adelaide Rhodes) - half day workshop (broadcast) * February 19, 2016 - scipy.optimize (Ariel Rokem) - half day workshop (broadcast) * February 17, 2016 - Regular expressions and Python (Tiffany Timbers) - half day workshop (broadcast) * February 5, 2016 - Introductory git - half day workshop * January 27, 2016 - Advanced git (Raniere Silva) - half day workshop (broadcast). * January 20, 2016 - pydoit for workflow automation (Camille Scott) - half day workshop (broadcast). * January 13, 2016 - Advanced beginner UNIX shell - half day workshop. * December 7-8, 2015: UCSC Genome Browser workshop * December 4, 2015: d3.js for Interactive Data Visualization * December 3, 2015: Half Day Shell Workshop * December 3, 2015: Half Day Python Workshop * November 9-10, 2015: Docker hands-on * November 2-3, 2015: mRNA Sequencing Intermediate workshop (Invitation Only) * September 24-25, 2015: Microbial genomics and transcriptomics hands-on. * September 21-23, 2015: iPlant Collaborative multiworkshop - introductory, intermediate, advanced, and Data Carpentry. * August 17-18, Software Carpentry for Women in Science and Engineering. * July 6-7, 2015: Software Carpentry * May 4-5, 2015: mRNAseq for non-model organisms (mRNAseq, de novo, intro) * April 21, 2015:mothur and multivariate statistics for amplicon analysis (intro, microbial) * March 4-5, 2015: mRNAseq for semi-model organisms (mRNAseq, ab initio, intro) * February 9-10, 2015: Data Carpentry workshop (data carpentry, intro) * January 6-8, 2015: Software and Data Carpentry Instructor Training (instructor, t3)

Partners and Affiliates

UC Davis Data Sciences Initiative - we are part of the fledgling Data Sciences Initiative at UC Davis.

UC Davis Genome Center - Dr. Brown is a member of the Genome Center at UC Davis. Note that the Genome Center hosts a Bioinformatics Training Program!


We are an Affiliate Member of the Software Carpentry Foundation, a non-profit organization whose members teach researchers basic software skills.


We are friends of Data Carpentry, an organization designed to teach basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data.

Contact information

You can contact Titus Brown at ctbrown@ucdavis.edu.

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