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May 2017
£260.00 - £550.00

Coding, data management, and Shiny applications using RStudio for evolutionary biologists and ecologists (CDSR01)

15th May 2017 - 19th May 2017
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course overview:  The course will introduce programming logic using the R syntax. The participants will be able to solve problems involving heterogeneous biological datasets and the combined use of different statistical packages, so the advantages of learning programming skills can be demonstrated. The RMarkdown syntax will be used to illustrate the advantages of literate programming and the possibilities of code sharing and archiving. In the sequence, participants will learn how to design relational databases (RDB) which can be used to…

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July 2017
£260.00 - £620.00

Bioinformatics for geneticists and biologists (BIGB02)

3rd July 2017 - 7th July 2017
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course overview:  The handling of large datasets has become intractable without some level of bioinformatic literacy. Many biologists find that there is a steep learning curve to develop the confidence required to explore their genomics datasets effectively. This bioinformatics short course includes a rich collection of hands-on instruction and lectures specifically intended to help novice users become comfortable with a range of tools currently used to analyse next-generation data. Intended Audience The course is aimed at anyone interested in learning…

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March 2018
£260.00 - £480.00

Spatial Prioritization with Marxan (MRXN01)

5th March 2018 - 9th March 2018
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course Overview: Marxan (Ian Ball and Hugh Possingham, 2000) is a software program used to support the design of marine and terrestrial reserves.  Marxan is now used by over 6000 people in 150 countries, making it the most the most widely used conservation planning tool in the world. In simple terms, Marxan analyzes scientific and geographic data to help users allocate space in ways that maximize values such as biodiversity, land value, cultural significance, and economic productivity whilst minimizing cost.…

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May 2018
£275.00 - £490.00

Introduction to remote sensing and GIS for ecological applications (IRMS01)

21st May 2018 - 25th May 2018
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: The course will deal with different aspects related to the use of remote sensing and GIS in spatial ecology by using the Free and Open Source Software GRASS GIS coupled with R. By the end of this 5-day practical course, attendees will have the capacity to deal with ecological patterns and processes by using GIS and remote sensing algorithms. The increasing availability of open ecological and geographical data through networks such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF,…

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July 2018
£275.00 - £450.00

Eukaryotic metabarcoding (EUKB01)

23rd July 2018 - 27th July 2018
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: Metabarcoding techniques are a set of novel genetic tools for assessing biodiversity of natural communities. Their potential applications include (but are not limited to) accurate water quality, soil diversity assessment, trophic analyses of digestive contents, early detection of non-indigenous species, studies of global ecological patterns and biomonitoring of anthropogenic impacts. This course will give an overview of metabarcoding procedures with an emphasis on practical problem-solving and hands-on work using analysis pipelines on real datasets. After completing the course,…

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October 2018
£255 - £550

Introduction to bioinformatics for DNA and RNA sequence analysis (IBDR01)

29th October 2018 - 2nd November 2018
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: Analysis of high throughput genome and transcriptome data is major component of many research projects ranging from large-scale precision medicine efforts to focused investigations in model systems. This analysis involves the identification of specific genome or transcriptome features that predispose individuals to disease, predict response to therapies, influence diagnosis/prognosis, or provide mechanistic insights into disease models. During this course (IBDR01), students will perform an example end-to-end bioinformatics analysis of genome (WGS and Exome) and transcriptome (RNA-seq) data. Students…

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June 2019
£275.00 - £525.00

Introduction to Python for biologists (IPYB06)

10 June 2019 - 14 June 2019
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: Python is a dynamic, readable language that is a popular platform for all types of bioinformatics work, from simple one-off scripts to large, complex software projects. It gives an overview of the language with an emphasis on practical problem-solving, using examples and exercises drawn from various aspects of bioinformatics work. After completing the workshop, students should be in a position to (1) apply the skills they have learned to tackle problems in their own research and (2) continue…

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£275.00 - £525.00

Advanced Python for biologists (APYB03)

17 June 2019 - 21 June 2019
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: Python is a dynamic, readable language that is a popular platform for all types of bioinformatics work, from simple one-off scripts to large, complex software projects. This workshop is aimed at people who already have a basic knowledge of Python and are interested in using the language to tackle larger problems. In it, we will look in detail at the parts of the language which are particularly useful in scientific programming, and at the tools Python offers for…

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£275.00 - £570.00

Microbiome Data Analysis Using QIIME2 (MBQM01)

24 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will provide a theoretical, analytical and practical introduction to QIIME 2 (canonically pronounced 'chime two'), which stands for Quantitative Insights into Microbial Ecology 2, and Qiita (canonically pronounced 'cheetah'), a multiomics and multi-study online tool. QIIME 2 and Qiita are open source software packages for comparison and analysis of microbial communities, primarily based on high-throughput amplicon sequencing data (such as SSU rRNA) generated on a variety of platforms, but also supporting analysis of other types of…

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July 2019

Introduction to Bayesian hierarchical modelling using R (IBHM03)

8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will cover introductory hierarchical modelling for real-world data sets from a Bayesian perspective. These methods lie at the forefront of statistics research and are a vital tool in the scientist’s toolbox. The course focuses on introducing concepts and demonstrating good practice in hierarchical models. All methods are demonstrated with data sets which participants can run themselves. Participants will be taught how to fit hierarchical models using the Bayesian modelling software Jags and Stan through the R…

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Introduction to spatial analysis of ecological data using R (ISPE01)

29 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: The aim of the course is to introduce you to a spatial data processing, analysis, and visualization capabilities of the R programming language. It will teach a range of techniques using a mixture of lectures, computer exercises and case studies. By the end of the course participants should: Understand the basic concepts of spatial data analysis Know R’s spatial capabilities Understand how to import a range of spatial data sources into R Be confident with using R’s command-line…

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August 2019

Phytomappers Pro,: A Master Class for Mapping Plants With Drones

5 August 2019 - 9 August 2019
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: Phytomappers Pro was created to scale drone education for agricultural and other related verticals, such as scientific, forestry, and environmental consultancies. This course walks step-by-step through everything you'd need to know to get started mapping plants professionally, including: • The theory behind vegetation indices, such as NDVI • Best-practices for image capture • Drone and camera hardware • Mission planning software • Image processing and data outputs using Pix4D • Cloud tools • Example datasets We teach you…

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A Quickstart Guide to Plants and Drones for Professionals

12 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: The Quick-start Guide to Plants and Drones is a FREE course! The goal of this course is to bring students up to speed quickly on the commercial drone industry and specifically where plant mapping fits in. The class provides a general overview of where the drone industry has been and where it is headed next, specifically as it relates to plant-related industries, including agriculture, forestry, scientific, and more. This course assumes you are a professional (or want to…

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September 2019

Generalised Linear (GLM), Nonlinear (NLGLM) And General Additive Models (GAM) (GNAM01)

23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: To follow... Full details can be found using the link below https://www.psstatistics.com/course/generalised-linear-glm-nonlinear-nlglm-and-general-additive-models-gam-gnam01/

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£275.00 - £550.00

The Practice of RADseq: Population Genomics Analysis with Stacks (RDSQ01)

23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will focus on population genomics analysis using Stacks version 2 software. The course will include a discussion of RAD sequencing, including the different protocols and the sequencing platforms used. We will focus on the key aspects of the molecular protocol to ensure a successful data analysis. The remainder of the course will include an introduction to UNIX followed by practice with RADseq data analysis. We will focus first on how the major Stacks algorithms work, followed…

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Data Science/Analytics using Python (DSAP01)

23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: To follow... Full details can be found using the link below https://www.psstatistics.com/course/data-science-analytics-using-python-dsap01/

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October 2019

Geometric morphometrics using (Geomorph) R (GMMR02)

14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: The field of geometric morphometrics (GM) is concerned with the quantification and analysis of patterns of shape variation, and its covariation with other variables. Over the past several decades these approaches have become a mainstay in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology, and anthropology, and a panoply of analytical tools for addressing specific biological hypotheses concerning shape have been developed. The goal of this is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory of geometric morphometrics,…

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November 2019

Applied Bayesian modelling for ecologists and epidemiologists (ABME05)

11 November 2019 - 15 November 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This application-driven course will provide a founding in the basic theory & practice of Bayesian statistics, with a focus on MCMC modeling for ecological & epidemiological problems. Starting from a refresher on probability & likelihood, the course will take students all the way to cutting-edge applications such as state-space population modelling & spatial point-process modelling. By the end of the week, you should have a basic understanding of how common MCMC samplers work and how to program them,…

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