May 25-26, 2021

Monday - Tuesday


1 Hour Lunch Break


Workshop Fee

2021 Offerings  5/25/21 & 10/18/21

'R' is a popular statistics software program used widely in various research fields.  This live remote two day lecture and hands-on computer based laboratory workshop is designed to introduce bench scientists to R programming, utilizing the different tools available for scientific data analysis.  Hands-on topics will include Data Types; Import/Export Data; "Manipulation of Tabular Data", "Basic Statistics, and "Visualization using R".

remote learning
Real-Time Interactive Lecture, Laboratory Protocol and Discussion
Team taught by active researchers
Reference Materials Included
Lectures, Lab Protocols, Reference Materials included
Space limited to 24 participants
Save Money and Time
No Travel, Convenient and Cost Effective

Course Director

Course Director photo

Sijung Jun, PhD,
C.E.O. of Yotta Biomed, LLC

Assistance will be given to those who need help installing 'R' and 'R Studio' (please make sure you have administrator rights).  By using your personal laptop, you will be able to continue using R and R Studio, utilizing the examples given during the program after the workshop has ended.

Dr. Sajung YunSajung Yun, Ph.D.
Dr. Sajung Yun received his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from University of Hawaii at Manoa. His doctoral dissertation was about relationships between vascular architecture of Circle of Willis and dementia including Alzheimer's disease. Currently a contractor with the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Dr. Yun’s current research projects focus on in vivo and in vitro gastrointestinal tumors using CRISPR-Cas9. Dr. Yun has managed large clinical databases and currently holds a certification in healthcare data analytics.
Dr. Allissa DillmanAllissa Dillman, Ph.D.
Dr. Allissa Dillman received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the graduate partnership program between NIH and the Karolinska Institutet. She studied gene expression regulation, splicing and RNA editing in development and disease. Her specific interest in RNA modifications include base pair mapping in the transcriptome and their potential biological function. In 2015, she joined the National Cancer Institute for her postdoctoral work where she studies epigenetic regulation of splicing and the identification and biological function of novel RNA modifications. Throughout her scientific career she has contributed to more than 30 scientific publications and participates in mentorship and teaching of both bioinformatics and RNA biology. Dr. Dillman has also participated as a team lead for RNA related projects in multiple hackathons at the NIH.
Dr. Niraj TrivediNiraj Trivedi, Ph.D.
Dr. Trivedi is a branch statistician for Columbus Technologies as a contractor for the Social Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Trivedi provides statistical, computational, and bioinformatic support to scientists of the institute for their data analysis needs. This includes microarray analysis, statistical analysis, and general analysis in biomedical "big data"

Introduction to R & R Studio
R as a calculator and like an Excel Spreadsheet
• Installation of R and R Studio
• Data types: Integer, real, complex, character, factor, logical
• Data structures
• Vectors, matrices, data frames, lists, objects
• Importing/exporting
• Working with packages: install.packages(), library()

Statistics with R
R as a statistics software such as SPSS and SAS
• Z-test
• T-test
• Chi-square test
• Anova
• Fisher’s exact test
• Non parametric tests (Wilcox test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test)
• Shapiro-Wilk normality test
• Correlation analysis
• Regression

Plotting with R
R as a graphing software like Prism
• Basic plottings
• ggplot2
• Histograms, density plots, bar plots
• Scatter plots, linear regression, violin plots
• Heatmaps

Programming in R
R as a programming language
• Analysis of R Start-up message
• R Markdown
• Operators, functions, arguments, variables, data types
• Fixing the missing values
• Apply function (lapply, sapply, tapply), for loop, if statement
• Custom functions
• Data visualization
• Dplyr package Statistics
• Models in R
• Packaging and Sharing your R codes with others

Advanced Topics in R
R for advanced analysis
• Machine learing in R
• PCA, t-SNE
• Graph theory in R
• Genomic applications in R
• Packaging and Sharing your R codes with others

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