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Our Training Mission

We recognize that there are many researchers on (and off) the UIUC campus that need help analyzing their genetic data computationally and statistically. Our goal is to offer hands-on and practical bioinformatics workshops that are relevant and up-to-date, and that will enhance graduate students, post-docs, and faculty's understanding of popular bioinformatics topics and skills such as Linux, R, RNA-Seq, microbial profiling analysis, and more!

Explanation of workshop fees

The true cost to run bioinformatics-based workshops can range from several hundreds to over a thousand dollars per attendee, but we strive to keep these costs low so that all UIUC students, post-docs and faculty can benefit from hands-on bioinformatics workshops to enhance their research. We usually receive generous support from the OVCR (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research), so that we can offer workshops for low fees. When these support funds run low, we do have to increase the costs considerably to keep these workshops running.
We also welcome attendees from outside of UIUC, but please keep in mind that there are additional charges for external attendees. We ask that non-UIUC attendees email us at to sign-up for a workshop rather than using the sign-up links.

What would you like to do?

  • Find tentative plans for NEXT SEMESTER'S WORKSHOPS: Go here

  • Find PAST WORKSHOPS: Go here

  • Sign-up for the Biotechnology Center mailing list: Go here

    • This mailing list will let you be the first to know about new workshop registration openings, and on average will only send you 1-2 emails a week.
  • Follow us on Twitter! @HPCBio