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 and community events 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 or events, you can sign up for the 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.

Meet and Analyze Data (MAD)

Weekly meetup with the data science community at UC Davis in the Bennett Conference room on the Veterinary Medicine campus from 3-5 pm on Wednesdays (updated Spring quarter 2018).

  • Have questions? Come, bring your questions! There are no silly questions. Researching your own answers prior to showing up is not necessary.
  • Have skills? Come! This is a relaxed co-working space with a group of friendly, computationally-minded people who enjoy discussing a diversity of data analysis problems and methods.
  • Want to come work in silence and listen in on problem-solving sessions to gain inspiration? Great!

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.

January 30th, 2017 - Advanced beginner UNIX shell.

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

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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