Coding Club

IMPORTANT NOTE: During the COVID-19 extraordinary period, LeedsOmics will be organising and running remote events according to the following timetable. We would very much appreciate your participation!

Leeds Omics Remote Events – every Monday at 3 pm

20/04 –> RiP Seminar (Michael Agapiou & Abigail Byford)
27/04 –> Coding Club (16S-based Microbiome Analysis)
04/05 –> Methods Club (Antonio Calabrese)
11/05 –> RiP Seminar (Victoria Carr)
18/05 –> Coding Club (Open theme / Discussion on next topics to be addressed)
25/05 –> Bank Holiday
01/06 –> Methods Club (Mark Handley)
08/06 –> RiP Seminar (Robert Murphy & Eleanor Senior)
15/06 –> Coding Club (Dealing with NGS data: Quality Control)
22/06 –> Methods Club (TBC)
29/06 –> RiP Seminar (Peter Mulhair & Euan McDonnell
03/08 –> Coding Club (Accessing & Downloading Data from Online Databases)

The sessions are streamed through either Zoom (hosted by Niamh Forde) or within our official LeedsOmics MS Teams account. We will let you know the proper links through a regular outlook calendar invite upon approaching each event date.

Leeds Omics Remote Events are now on a summer break. Please bear with us as we will keep you updated when our regular events are back in September.

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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: 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; NGS Quality Control; Accessing & downloading data from online DBs _v2;

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. LeedsOmics is rearranging all its events to remote versions, as well as setting a new timetable for them. Please bear with us as we’re going to keep sending updates on weekly events through our LeedsOmics mailing list.

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: Peter Mulhair, Euan McDonnell, Chew Cheng,
Dapeng Wang, and Elton Vasconcelos

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