Bioinformatics Summer School

Bioinformatics Summer School 2020

Each year, CRUK Cambridge Centre generously funds a Bioinformatics Summer School for national CRUK-funded researchers, held in the city centre.
This is an intensive week-long workshop with about 40 attendees.

We shall again be running our extremely popular "Functional Genomics" Summer School. This takes place on the Downing Site in Cambridge between the 20th and 24th of July.
Topics covered will be Experimental Design, NGS data formats, read alignment, Bulk RNAseq analysis, Single Cell RNAseq analysis and ChIPseq analysis. However, please note this is a preliminary programme and changes are possible.

This is a very challenging event to take part in, but we work hard & play hard as well. We arrange social events to allow you to meet and network with your fellow attendees. Such events usually include a pub meet & greet event on the Sunday night before the course, a punting session on the River Cam and a formal College meal at Downing College.

The majority of the places go to external (non-Cambridge) applicants and the CRUK Cambridge Centre generously funds accommodation in Downing College. All you need to fund is travel to Cambridge and some evening meals. CRUK CC also funds the course lunches and the formal College Dinner. 

You are invited to apply for a space at Summer School by clicking on this link . Please understand that this course is often massively over-subscribed and so we have to rank applications in order to award course spaces.

Before you do apply for a place, please carefully read the following advice:

  1. The courses have following pre-requisites: Familiarity with command-line environments e.g. Unix/Linux, use of the R Statistical language and Studio, Statistics (relating to experimental design and distributions). Please as honest as possible – if you do not have the required level of skill, you will almost certainly reduce the workshops benefit to you.
    We will not have the time to teach people the prerequisite skills at the the workshop.
  2. We also consider your career stage and will favour early career researchers (whom we believe will benefit the most) but we will take others on their merit and need.
  3. The final question is a statement of why you believe you would benefit from attending the Summer School.


Last year's agenda is here: