Coding Club

We are excited with our ongoing LeedsOmics Coding Club (LOCC) sessions, an open and friendly space where you can bring all your omics analytical issues to discussion on a biweekly meeting series. Thanks for all those who have attended and contributed to the club, enriching our chat. It has been great! Please check out the introductory slides we prepared for each session:

Jun/2020-present:NGS Quality Control; Accessing & downloading data from online DBs _v2; Good practices in writing code – types of variables; NGS Aligning/Mapping; Good practices in writing code – conditional statements and loopings; NGS – DE; Good practices in writing code – OOP vs Procedural; plotting charts with ggplot2 in R; Building pipelines with SnakeMake;

Jun/2019-May/2020: ggplot2 for nice charts; Good practice in writing code; Basic statistics within R; Accessing & downloading data from online DBs; Dealing with NGS data; Regular expression and pattern search; Phylogenetics analysis;Using the HPC at UoL; BLAST for sequence similarity search; 16S-based data for Microbiome Analyses;

We are organising club sessions by broad themes that LeedsOmics community might be interested in. Therefore, we are continuously launching annual surveys on specific topics which researchers may want to chat on. The chart below depicts the result from the last survey (Jun/2020) sorted by percentage of people interested. As agreed, LOCC sessions’ order will follow that result.

ATTENTION: During this home office period due to COVID-19, our sessions will be happening remotely once a month. LeedsOmics has rearranged all its events to remote versions that happen every Monday @3pm. Please keep an eye on your email inbox in order to receive calendar invites and/or updates on our weekly events through our LeedsOmics mailing list. If you’re not subscribed, please do so by emailing

Please feel free to drop us an email anytime with more suggestions on topics to be covered (

NOTE: Please also bear in mind that the Coding Club is not supposed to be a tutorial on how to perform bioinformatic analyses from the scratch. You are expected to have already started your analysis, investigate the theme on your own, and then bring your issues to sessions. Your issues can be either doubts/frustrations during your coding process or comments/hints on best practices in your analyses.

Looking forward to seeing you at the club,


Elton Vasconcelos (organizer)

LOCC moderators team: Euan McDonnell, Chew Cheng, and Elton Vasconcelos

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