Developments in high-throughput methods, particularly next generation sequencing technologies, have significantly impacted the field of RNA biology. To make sense of complex datasets that are nowadays commonly generated by most biology labs requires the use of robust computational methods to visualise and analyse results. Life scientists are therefore faced with an increasing need for bioinformatics skills to deal with high-throughput data storage, retrieval and analysis.

The aim of this two-day introductory workshop is to allow attendees to gain insight into basic computing techniques and their potential applications in RNA biology. This workshop, where theory alternates with hands-on practical exercises, has the long-term goal to prepare experimental-based scientists to better meet the challenge of data-rich research and provide the foundations for further training endeavors.