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.

Winter 2023 Workshops: Registration opens on December 1st!

Workshop NameDateTimeInstructor
W9: Intro to PythonJan. 10, 11, and 129:00 AM - 12:00 PMSeyoon Ko
W1: Intro to Unix command lineJan. 10, 11, and 121:30 PM - 4:30 PMSergey Knyazev
W2: Using NGS Analysis ToolsJan. 17, 18, and 199:00 AM - 12:00 PMMichael Weinstein
W18: Advanced PythonJan. 17, 18, and 191:30 PM - 4:30 PMMichael Weinstein
W16: Library Prep for NGSJan. 24, 25, and 269:00 AM - 12:00 PMGiorgia Del Vecchio
W17: Machine Learning w/ PythonJan. 24, 25, and 261:30 PM - 4:30 PMWenbin Guo
W3: Intro to R and Data VisualizationJan 31, Feb. 1 and 29:00 AM - 12:00 PMDaniel Ha
W13: Genetic Analysis (VCF-Plink)Feb. 6, 7, and 89:00 AM - 12:00 PMKelsey Jorgensen
W21: Image Processing for MicroscopyFeb. 14, 15, and 169:00 AM - 12:00 PMHaripriya Vaidehi Narayanan
W14: Intro to Modern Statistics with RFeb. 14, 15, and 161:30 PM - 3:30 PMDon Vaughn
W11: Metagenomics Analysis with Python and RFeb. 21, 22, and 239:00 AM - 12:00 PM Michael Weinstein
W29: Illumnia Demux Best PracticesFeb. 28, Mar. 1 and 29:00 AM - 12:00 PMShawn Cokus
W5a: RNA-seq I Analysis Feb. 28, Mar. 1 and 21:30 PM - 4:30 PMArjun Bhattacharya
Karolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz
W5b: RNA-seq II AnalysisMar. 8, and 99:00 AM - 11:00 AMKarolina Kaczor-Urbanowicz
Arjun Bhattacharya
W20: Single-Cell RNA-Seq with RMar. 14, 15, and 169:00 AM - 12:00 PMGiovanni Quinones Valdez
W31: Spatial TranscriptomicsMar. 15, and 161:30 PM - 4:30 PMFangming Xie