The QCB Collaboratory workshops are open and free of charge to UCLA faculty, staff, affiliates, and students.

UCLA graduate students are eligible to receive course credit via the Applied Bioinfo Course.


COVID-19 update:

Interactive workshops will be taught exclusively remotely in light of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, we are making changes to the start of winter quarter to January 28th, 2022 but may change to reduce the risk of a rise in new COVID-19 cases at UCLA. For the latest information, please go to

Accessibility resources during COVID-19:

In partnership with Information Technology Services (ITS), UCLA Library has received additional equipment available for loans to instructors and students including teaching assistants (TAs) in support of teaching and learning.

Instructors are encouraged to request equipment from their department or visit If a department is unable to provide equipment, then instructors may borrow equipment from the Library. 

CLICC Virtual Desktop is also open to UCLA instructors and students and provides the campus community with the ability to remotely access a Windows desktop installed with a variety of specialty software.

Winter 2022 Schedule: Registration is open. Registration deadlines close the Thursday prior to the start of the workshop.

Workshop NameDateTimeInstructor
W1: Intro to Unix command lineJan. 4, 5 and 69:00 AM - 12:00 PMWenbin Guo
W9: Intro to PythonJan. 4, 5 and 61:30 PM - 4:30 PMSergey Knyazev
W2: Using NGS Analysis ToolsJan. 11, 12, and 139:00 AM - 12:00 PMMichael Weinstein
W18: Advanced PythonJan. 11, 12, and 131:30 PM - 4:30 PMMichael Weinstein
W12: Intro to MATLABJan. 18, 19, and 209:30 AM - 12:00 PMAmandine Gamble
W25: UCSC Genome BrowserJan. 18, 19, and 201:30 PM - 4:30 PMRobert Kuhn
W3: Intro to R and Data VisualizationJan. 25, 26, and 279:00 AM - 12:00 PMMaria Cavassim
W16: Library Prep for NGSJan. 25, 26, and 271:30 PM - 4:30PMGiorgia Del Vecchio
W22: Intro to CytoscapeFeb. 1, 2, and 39:00 AM - 12:00 PMLukasz Salwinski
W17: Machine Learning w/ PythonFeb. 1, 2, and 31:30 PM - 4:30 PMSeyoon Ko
W10: Mathematical ModelingFeb. 8, 9 and 109:00 AM - 12:00 PMLeo Lagunes
W20: Single-Cell RNA-Seq with RFeb. 8, 9 and 101:30 PM - 4:30 PMGiovanni Quinones Valdez
W11: Metagenomics Analysis with Python and RFeb. 15, 16, and 179:00 AM - 12:00 PM Michael Weinstein
W14: Intro to Modern Statistics with RFeb. 15, 16, and 171:30 PM - 3:30 PMDon Vaughn
W6: BS-seq DNA Methylation Analysis with Hoffman 2 and RFeb. 22, 23, and 249:00 AM - 12:00 PMShawn Cokus
W5a: RNA-seq I Analysis Feb. 22, 23, and 241:30 PM - 4:30 PM Arjun Bhattacharya
Karolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz
W5b: RNA-seq II AnalysisMar. 1, and 39:00 AM - 11:00 AMKarolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz
Arjun Bhattacharya
W8: Variant Calling with GATKMar. 2, and 31:30 PM - 4:30 PMXinjun Zhang
W4: Galaxy for NGSMar. 8, and 91:30 PM - 3:30 PMWeihong Yan