Accessing and Using Public Data Resources with Bioconductor

Jul 28, 2018 12:00 AM
Victoria College, University of Toronto, Tononto, ON Canada

Workshop Description

The goal of this workshop is to introduce Bioconductor packages for finding, accessing, and using large-scale public data resources including the Gene Expression Omnibus GEO, Sequence Read Archive SRA, the Genomic Data Commons GDC, and Bioconductor-hosted curated data resources for metagenomics, pharmacogenomics PharmacoDB, and The Cancer Genome Atlas.

Instructor names and contact information

  • Levi Waldron (City University of New York, New York, NY, USA)
  • Benjamin Haibe-Kains (Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada)
  • Sean Davis (Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA)


  • Basic knowledge of R syntax
  • Familiarity with the ExpressionSet and SummarizedExperiment classes
  • Basic familiarity with ‘omics technologies such as microarray and NGS sequencing
Professor of Medicine

My interests include biomedical data science, open data, genomics, and cancer research.

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