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2017 Data Intensive Biology Summer Institute at UC Davis

From June 18 to July 21, 2017, we’ll be running several different computational training events at the University of California, Davis – a two-week workshop for biologists to learn basic bioinformatics and high performance computing, a week-long instructor training in how to reuse our materials, and several other focused workshops.

All of this will be taking place at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, on the main campus of UC Davis (in Davis, CA). Read more...

Everyone is welcome, from everywhere! Grad students, postdocs, faculty, staff, industry, non-profits, teachers, journalists, and grant managers may all find these workshops useful. We welcome applications from international students and regard the current policies of the United States with frustration and dismay. Read more...

Each workshop costs between $350 and $500, and room & board will be about $500/week for non-local attendees.

Two-week sequence analysis workshop for biologists!

The ANGUS workshop will run from June 26 to July 8th.

  • Zero-entry - no experience required or expected!
  • Hands-on training in using the UNIX command line to analyze your sequencing data.
  • Friendly, helpful instructors and TAs!
  • Summer sequencing camp - meet and talk science with great people!
  • Now in its eighth year!

Apply here! - applications will close March 17th.

Instructor training!

The instructor training workshop will run from June 18 to June 25.

  • Hands-on training in good pedagogical practice!
  • Become a certified Software/Data Carpentry instructor!
  • Learn to repurpose and remix online training materials for your own needs!

Apply here! - applications will close March 17th.

Topic specific workshops

From July 10 to July 21, we are planning a number of topic specific workshops. We’ll announce these over the coming weeks - watch this space!

List of prospective workshop ideas

We welcome input on what workshops to run!


  • GWAS for veterinary animals - Tamer Mansour and Erica Scott

Workshops will be approximately $350/wk to attend, plus room/board if you are staying on campus.

Are you an undergraduate interested in a summer research experience?

We are launching a summer research program for students from groups historically underrepresented in biology. Summer interns will particpate in DIBSRP and an 8-10 week mentored research project in data biology (i.e. metagenomics, transcriptomics, etc.). More info here; if you have questions send us an e-mail at dibsrp@gmail.com.

Are you interested in joining us as an instructor or a TA?

We are looking for people to join us - see our getting involved page! (We will cover travel, room and board.)