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Future Events > R for Biochemists

R for Biochemists

24 June 2015

Charles Darwin House, London, UK

“R for Biochemists”


This Training Day aims to equip PhD students and early career researchers with the information, tools and techniques to use R. It is best suited to beginners or those in the first stages of learning to use the R environment. 

The Training Day will focus on the key concepts: getting data in R, manipulating data and methods of visualization. Exporting output and programming will also be discussed. Biochemical data sets will be analysed throughout the day.

The day will comprise of short talks – primers – followed by tutor led interactive sessions. This will allow participants to make progress at their own pace in a supportive and productive environment. 

Before the course, participants will be required to:


  • Identify their learning objectives
  • Provide a data set for analysis (two weeks before the course)
  • Provide a list of questions around their data set. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, however the Society can provide attendees with one on request.


Potential participants will be postgraduate or postdoctoral scientists who are just starting to use R. They will have the following skills:

  • Have installed R and RStudio (latest versions) on their local computer
  • Have a good understanding of statistics

Registration Deadline: 27 May 2015

Please note: There are limited spaces available for this training day, and we expect a high number of registrations. In order to secure your place, please register as soon as possible.