Bioinformatics Workshops

2018 Semester 1 Workshops

Introductory Bioinformatics Workshops (Semester 1)

Introduction to Bash: Using the Terminal For Bioinformatics

This course is targeted at all researchers in biological and medical research wishing to develop their bioinformatics capacity, and is now offered over 4x2hr sessions across consecutive weeks. Sessions will be offered on all campuses throughout the year.

Postgraduate students can receive credit for 8 CaRST hours upon completion of the course. Undergraduate Students and other researchers are also welcome.

Course Dates

North Terrace Campus

The Braggs, Room 313-314

Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th April & 2nd May


Waite Campus

Biometry Hub Meeting Room, Level 2, Waite Building

Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th April & 1st May



This workshop is designed to give you the prerequisite skills for accessing High Performance Computing (HPC) machines, like Phoenix. Basic data management strategies will also be covered in the context of next generation sequencing data.

The specific areas which will be covered are:

  • Navigating through files and directories
  • Basic bash tools and commands
  • Regular Expressions
  • stdout, stderror and re-direction of output
  • The stream editor sed
  • The tool and language awk
  • Writing bash scripts
  • Basic job submission to a High Performance Computing (HPC) system

Prerequisites and Co-requisite Courses

No prior experience is required, however all attendees are required to provide their own laptop. No specific OS is required.

This course serves as a prerequisite for Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data


Course positions are strictly limited. To register for these sessions, please email a brief description of why you’d like to attend to

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