Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

On-line Bioinformatics Resources

Remote Learning via on-line courses run by BTEP

  • “Bioinformatics for Beginners” with the Biostar Handbook (2020)
  • DataQuest for learning programming skills (2020)

These courses have occurred in the past. To see current bioinformatics training classes, please click here.

(Unfortunately, because these classes are commercial products, these resources are only available to CCR staff, and require registration before you can be provided access).

Training opportunities from other NIH organizations

  • FAES is currently offering several on-line courses for Bioinformatics and Data Science
  • NCI CBIIT has started a program for remote learning for Data Science

Webinars and Recorded Seminars that others may find useful

Re-assessing the Human Gene Catalog and Human Genome: How Much Are we Missing?  Steven Salzberg
Videocast link:

Methods for Characterizing the Activity of Mutational Processes in Cancer.  Max Leiserson
Video link:

Marshaling Public Data for Lean and Powerful Splicing Studies. Ben Langmead
WebEx recording:

To Function or Not to Function. Sridhar Hannenhalli
WebEx Recording:

This page lists webinar recordings on NCI-licensed scientific software.

BioDiscovery Nexus Copy Number and Nexus Expression

Description: Nexus Copy Number software offers simple yet powerful tools for copy number (CNV) and sequence variation analysis and visualization from aCGH, SNP array as well as next-gen sequencing (NGS) data. Nexus Expression makes gene expression analysis easier than ever with user-friendly and platform independent software tools. Both programs include the TCGA Premier database.

Training Webinar and Tutorials: 

Nexus Copy Number Basics – Play recording (44 min)
Nexus Copy Number Advanced – Play recording (50 min)
Nexus Copy Expression – Play recording (44 min)

CLC Genomics Workbench

Description: The CLC Genomics Workbench enables comprehensive analysis of NGS data, including whole genome and transcriptome data, de novo assembly, targeted resequencing analysis, variant calling, ChIP-seq and DNA methylation (bisulfite sequencing analysis). The software also includes a streamlined workflow for taxonomic and functional microbiome analysis.

Training Webinar and Tutorials: Play recording (1 hr 4 min)

Geneious Pro

Description: Geneious Pro is a bioinformatics software platform that is both ultra-powerful and easy to use. Scientists, researchers and students are able to search, organize, and analyze genomic and protein information via a single desktop program that provides publication ready images to enhance the impact of your research.

Training Webinar and Tutorials: 

Introduction to Geneious Prime – Play recording (56 min)

Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (Qiagen)

Description: Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) is a web-based functional analysis tool for comprehensive omic data.

Training Webinar and Tutorials:

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis Basics – Play recording (1 hr 4 min)

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis Advanced – Play recording (57 min)

Qiagen Ingenuity Pathways Analysis Resources


Description: Lasergene Core Suite is a comprehensive DNA and protein sequence analysis software suite comprised of nine applications. Lasergene Core Suite is available in four configurations, each designed with different researchers in mind. This software includes functions for sequence assembly and SNP detection, automated virtual cloning and more

Training Webinar and Tutorials: 

Lasergene Molecular Biology – Play recording (1 hr 2 min)

Lasergene Genomics Suite – Play recording (57 min)


Description: High quality biological systems content in context, giving you essential data and analytical tools to accelerate your scientific research.

Training Webinar and Tutorials:

Play recording (1 hr 1 min)

Thompson Reuters MetaCore Resources

Partek Flow

Description: Partek Flow software is designed specifically for the analysis needs of next generation sequencing applications including RNA, small RNA, and DNA sequencing. With an easy-to-use graphical interface and the ability to build your own custom analysis pipelines or download pipelines built by Partek scientists, you can perform:

  • Alignment
  • Quantification
  • Quality control
  • Statistics
  • Visualization

SupplierPartek Incorporated

Software Access: For access to Partek Flow, NCI users must first:

  • have a Helix account — a Helix account can be obtained here
  • have a /data directory with enough disk space to hold their Partek Flow files — please fill out this online form here if you do not already have a /data directory or if you require more disk space.
  • have a Partek Flow account created for them — please contact

Once these steps have been accomplished, Partek Flow is available at

Training Webinar and Tutorials:

Play recording (57 min)

Partek Flow Resources

Partek Genomics Suite

Description: Partek Genomics Suite software offers an intuitive user interface and built-in workflows for a variety of genomic applications that guide researchers though every step of the analysis process.

Training Webinar and Tutorials:

Play recording (57 min)

Partek Genomics Suite Resources

Qlucore Omics Explorer (QOE)

Description: The QOE is an interactive data analysis and visualization software that enables biologists to find groups, structures, variable networks and discriminating variables in large Omics data sets, including public datasets.  Data types include gene expression data (NGS and arrays), DNA methylation, metabolomics, proteomics, etc.  QOE supports multiple visualization plots (e.g. 3D PCA, t-SNE, heat maps with hierarchical clustering etc.), a number of statistical methods (t-test, F-test (ANOVA), etc.) and an inbuilt Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) workbench for pathway analysis.

Training Webinar and Tutorials: Play recording (42 min)


Description: SnapGene enables an easy and secure way to plan, visualize, and document everyday molecular biology procedures. With an intuitive interface, the software enables DNA sequence visualization, sequence annotation, sequence editing, cloning, protein visualization, and simulating common cloning methods. The software also enables documentation and sharing of data.

Training Webinar and Tutorials:  Play recording (55 min)

This list contains pointers to recorded Webinars of CBIIT sponsored Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) tools.