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 will be returning to in-person instruction starting on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. 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 Thursday, May 26, 2022, indoor masking will continue for all students, staff, faculty, non-affiliates and invited guests to the UCLA campus, regardless of vaccination status. This decision will be reevaluated when UCLA and LA County case numbers and test positivity rates, as well as other metrics, plateau or improve. 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.

BIG SUMMER 2022 Workshops: Registration is now open to BIG SUMMER students only!

Workshop NameDateTimeInstructor
W2: Using NGS Analysis ToolsJune 23, 24, and 279:00 AM - 12:00 PMMichael Weinstein
W9: PythonJune 23, 24, and 271:00 PM - 4:00 PMMichael Weinstein
W3: Intro to R and Data VisualizationJune 23, and 24
June 27
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Daniel Ha
W5a: RNA-seq I Analysis June 28, 29, and 309:00 AM - 12:00 PMArjun Bhattacharya
Karolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz
W14: Intro to Modern Statistics with RJune 29, and July 11:00 PM - 4:00 PMDon Vaughn
W5b: RNA-seq II AnalysisJuly 19:00 AM - 12:00 PMKarolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz
Arjun Bhattacharya
W20: Single-Cell RNA-Seq with RJuly 5 and 69:00 AM - 12:00 PMGiovanni Quinones Valdez
W6: BS-seq DNA Methylation Analysis with Hoffman 2 and RJuly 5, 6, and 81:00 PM - 4:00 PMShawn Cokus
W22: Intro to CytoscapeJuly 7 and 89:00 AM - 12:00 PMLukasz Salwinski
W8: Variant Calling with GATKJuly 11, and 121:00 PM - 4:00 PMXinjun Zhang