Bioinformatics - Level 1 Module 1

Things Learned:

  1. Technical Area
  • Installing and working with packages

  • Practicing with plots and functions (ggplot2, EnhancedVolcano)

  • Learning best strategies for reading scientific papers

  • Understanding more about bioinformatics field

  1. Tools
  • R studio

  • Bioconductor

  • GitHub

  1. Soft Skills
  • Perseverance - Continuing despite challenges and difficulties in code

  • Problem Solving - using my resources to understand where I made errors and truly understand the lesson


  • Installing new R packages and understanding their uses
  • Gaining greater knowledge/skill in reading scientific papers
  • Practice creating plots using new functions/packages

Tasks Completed:

  • Navigating pathway hub was difficult at first, but I eventually learned how the site worked and how best to use it
  • I had difficulty downloading some of the datasets, but I was able to figure it out by looking closely at the instructions compared to what I was doing and using online resources
  • I’m still working on utilizing R functions more smoothly and easily, as I still need some help when figuring out how to create plots the way I want