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:

UCLA has returned to in-person instruction. We are able to make this transition due to improving conditions, including decreasing case and test positivity rates at UCLA and in L.A. All UCLA students, faculty and staff must comply with the UC systemwide vaccine policy (PDF), which requires COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all who are eligible

Beginning, Monday, Aug. 15, indoor masking will be strongly encouraged but no longer required on the UCLA campus or at UCLA facilities, except where LACDPH still requires masks be worn indoors, like health care settings, transportation hubs and public transportation in L.A. County. Please note it is still strongly recommended that individuals wear a well-fitting mask, regardless of vaccination status, when indoors and/or in crowded settings. The Collaboratory will continue to provide well-fitting medical-grade masks at request, if needed – free of charge.

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.

Spring 2023 Workshops: Registration opening soon!

Workshop NameDateTimeInstructor
W9: Intro to PythonApril 4, 5, and 69:00 AM - 12:00 PMSeyoon Ko
W1: Intro to Unix command lineApril 4, 5, and 61:30 PM - 4:30 PMSergey Knyazev
W2: Using NGS Analysis ToolsApril 11, 12, and 139:00 AM - 12:00 PMMichael Weinstein
W18: Advanced PythonApril 11, 12, and 131:30 PM - 4:30 PMMichael Weinstein
W17: Machine Learning w/ PythonApril 18, 19, and 209:00 AM - 12:00 PMWenbin Guo
W3: Intro to R and Data VisualizationApril 25, 26, and 279:00 AM - 12:00 PMDaniel Ha
W23: Advanced CytoscapeApril 25, 26, and 271:30 PM - 4:30 PMLukasz Salwinski
W8: Variant Calling with GATKMay 2, 3 and 49:00 AM - 12:00 PMKelsey Jorgensen
W21: Image Processing for MicroscopyMay 9, 10, and 119:00 AM - 12:00 PMHaripriya Vaidehi Narayanan
W14: Intro to Modern Statistics with RMay 9, 10, and 111:30 PM - 3:30 PMDon Vaughn
W32: GitHub/ DockerMay 16, 17, and 189:00 AM - 12:00 PMMichael Weinstein
W35: Advanced StatisticsMay 16, 17, and 181:30 PM - 4:30 PMXinzhou Ge
W25: UCSC Genome BrowserMay 23, 24, and 259:00 AM - 12:00 PMRobert Kuhn
W5a: RNA-seq I Analysis May 23, 24, and 251:30 PM - 4:30 PMArjun Bhattacharya
Karolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz
W5b: RNA-seq II AnalysisMay 30, and June 19:00 AM - 11:00 AMKarolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz
Arjun Bhattacharya
W33: Analysis of Electronic Health RecordsMay 30, 31, and June 11:30 PM - 4:30 PMAkos Rudas
W20: Single-Cell RNA-Seq with RJune 6, 7, and 89:00 AM - 12:00 PMGiovanni Quinones Valdez
W31: Spatial TranscriptomicsJune 6, 7, and 81:30 PM - 4:30 PMFangming Xie