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Basic Course in R Programming

Together with the Bioinformatics Core Facility, the Research School in Stem Cell Biology is excited to host an exciting opportunity for students to enhance their skills in R programming!

Our Basic Course in R is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in this widely-used and versatile language. Throughout the course, you will learn the fundamentals of R, from data ingestion and storage to analysis and visualization, with a focus on bioinformatics examples. Students will engage in hands-on exercises, group work, and a final project to reinforce their understanding and practical application of R.

Course Details:

The aim of this course is to teach the fundamentals of the R language to a point where participants will feel confident using it in their day-to-day work.

Assuming no prior knowledge, the course will start with the basics and build to describe how data can be ingested, stored, and analysed in R using examples from bioinformatics. The course will involve some group work to solve problems and program algorithms, and will finish with a project (done in your own time) that will consolidate everything learned during the course.

Participants will need a laptop with R and R-studio installed, as coding exercises will be an integral part of the course.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to R and R Studio
  • Data types and structures in R
  • Data manipulation and transformation
  • Visualization
  • Flow control
  • Functions

Course Fee:

The course fee is 6000 SEK.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or need further information about the course, please contact:

  • Shamit Soneji: shamit [dot] soneji [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (shamit[dot]soneji[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
  • Mattias Magnusson: Mattias [dot] magnusson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Mattias[dot]magnusson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

When and Where?

  • Date: 05 - 09 February, 2024
  • Time:  9:00-15:00 every day
  • Venue: To be announced


  • Registration Deadline: TBA

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application via email.


Shamit Soneji
Director, Bioinformatics Core Facility
shamit [dot] soneji [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (shamit[dot]soneji[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Mattias Magnusson
Executive Coordinator, Research School in Stem Cell Biology
Mattias [dot] magnusson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Mattias[dot]magnusson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)