Format: Online, 27-29 March 2023
This course will introduce participants to the analysis and exploration of mass spectrometry (MS) based proteomics data using R and Bioconductor. The course will cover all levels of MS data, from raw data to identification and quantitation data, up to the statistical interpretation of a typical shotgun MS experiment and will focus on hands-on tutorials. At the end of this course, the participants will be able to manipulate MS data in R and use existing packages for their exploratory and statistical proteomics data analysis.
Target audience and assumed background
The course is targeted to either proteomics practitioners or data analysts/bioinformaticians that would like to learn how to use R and Bioconductor to analyse proteomics data. Familiarity with MS or proteomics in general is desirable, but not essential as we will walk through and describe a typical MS data as part of learning about the tools. Participants need to have a working knowledge of R (R syntax, commonly used functions, basic data structures such as data frames, vectors, matrices and their manipulation). Familiarity with other Bioconductor omics data classes and the tidyverse syntax is useful, but not required.