HPC6: HPC for Life Sciences and Bioinformatics

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Workshop content

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to introduce Biologists, Chemists and Bioinformaticians to the High Performance Computing facilities at Leeds. Although it will include material from some other workshops (particularly HPC 1: Introduction to High Performance Computing at Leeds), it’s main purpose is to introduce the range of HPC services at Leeds, how they can be used in Life Sciences research with a specific emphasis on NextGen Sequence analysis.

At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Basic command-line Linux

  • Using HPC for large-scale computing

  • Choosing and installing codes and applications

  • Running codes and applications through the batch scheduler

  • Data storage and management

  • Visualising data in R and Python

  • Life science and Bioinformatics software and libraries (using R and Python)

  • Automating analysis pipelines using the command-line shell and Snakemake




1 day


This workshop usually runs twice each academic year

If you would like a bespoke version of this course run in your department then please contact us.


All research staff and students