LSU-GeneLab-BioMMED - OmicsLogic Training

Enabling Students and Faculty to Conduct Research in the Age of Big Data

OmicsLogic Training Modules are designed to address the pressing needs of students, faculty and researchers to deal with growing amounts of high throughput data generated in life sciences. With a focus on accessibility, hands-on practice and project-driven design, these modules will help you get started and grow in bioinformatics.

FREE Bioinformatic training for LSU and LBRN students!

Join us for the Orientation Session on January 19, 2022 at 4PM CST

to learn more about the programs, session schedule and the mentors

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Now Accessible for LSU BioMMED

There are opportunities to leverage what you know, discover a lot more and make a difference.

While learning biotechnology, biochemistry and immunology (among other things) might be your passion, in every one of these domains analysis of experiments and clinical data is of a growing importance. While many prefer to rely on external experts to analyze their data, the understanding of basic principles behind such analysis is critical to be able to extract meaningful and reliable information that is critical for discovery. Research in life sciences is seeing an exponential growth in data volume, complexity and variability, placing bioinformatics, or data science for biological data, central to the learning path of anyone in this field.

What is Omics Logic?

A Growing Community of Students, Experts and Mentors

Our community leverages publicly available data, online tools for big data analysis and a network of mentors to help students learn bioinformatics, apply their skills to meaningful research projects and work with mentors on turning their projects into publications or research posters. The programs we offer provide training, access to high quality tutorials and tools anyone can learn to use independently. The program is offered at university, high school or community college levels as well as directly to citizen scientists around the world.


OmicsLogic conducts online mentor guided training programs that are designed for a more in-depth review and preparation for independent research. Each one of the OmicsLogic program is designed with a mix of online workshops, self-directed tutorials and hands-on exercises. 


Orientation Session: Jan 19, 2022 at 4 PM CSTIntroduction to Bioinformatics

(January 24, 2022 - February 28, 2022)

Introduction to Bioinformatics - this training program is designed for everyone, including students who don't have a background in bioinformatics, as well as life science researchers. The objective is to introduce topics and examples to help participants understand Omics data, and the use of bioinformatics in life science research. As a result of this training, you will learn about Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis.

This includes processing and preparing data for analysis in application to Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Metagenomics. You will also get an overview of downstream analysis and interpretation of various types of -omics data using bioinformatics, including commonly used annotation databases, statistical analysis and machine learning techniques.

Orientation Session: Jan 19, 2022 at 5 PM CSTGenomics

(January 25, 2022 - March 22, 2022)

An online program on next generation sequencing (NGS) Data Analysis in application to gene expression data with project examples from infectious diseases, cancer & neuroscience hosted by Pine Biotech

This online program will introduce real-world applications of RNA-seq data analysis in biomedical research and provide participants with hands-on skills and logical background to extract insights from gene expression data. We will review methods and history of quantitative and qualitative analysis of mRNA expression. Practical sessions will guide participants to use the methods we review on several project datasets to practice generating a table of expression from raw FASTq files and perform subsequent analysis of this table of gene and isoform expression.

Orientation Session: Jan 20, 2022 at 4 PM CSTOL Metagenomics

(January 26, 2022 - March 09, 2022)

Omics Logic Metagenomics is a bioinformatics training program designed to introduce microbial sequencing and methods for analysis of 16s rRNA data. In the program sessions, we will explore how different types of analysis can be used to understand the microbiome. We will learn to compare microbial composition in different conditions, and see how various approaches to metagenomic sequences are used to study bacterial and viral communities.  We will do so in the context of several projects taken from high-impact publications.

In this OmicsLogic Metagenomics program, we will explore how different types of analysis can be used to understand the microbial world. We will learn to compare microbial composition in different conditions and discuss how microbes evade the immune response of the host as well as evade treatment.

Orientation Session: Jan 20, 2022 at 5 PM CSTData Science-jpg

(January 27, 2022 - April 21, 2022)

The rapid growth of high-throughput data, including -omics technologies, gave rise to significant demand for data science skills and experience with bioinformatics methods of analysis. This online training program will cover practical and conceptual aspects of data science, including data wrangling, statistical analysis, and machine learning in application to high-throughput biomedical omics data using big data analysis tools on the T-BioInfo Platform, R and Python. Throughout the course, students will get an understanding of opportunities and limitations of machine learning in the context of basic pre-clinical and clinical research.

Throughout the course, we will review several project examples that demonstrate successes and limitations of conventional machine learning (ML) methods and deep learning (DL) using data from public repositories. 

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A comprehensive overview of available modules, project examples, tools and skills covered in the Omics Logic Training Modules

As many options are available to offer asynchronous, synchronous and blended versions of the training modules, we recommend faculty and students to get in touch with our program coordinator to get more information.

After filling out the form on your right, you will be able to schedule a call with one of our representers to answer your questions about the training and find the right program for you and your organization.


The Omics Logic Advantage

Asynchronous & Self-paced

Study at your own pace online completing modules designed for graduate and undergraduate levels


Don't just learn about bioinformatics, learn while working on research projects with real data

Big Data in your Browser

Go from practice to research in a matter of days by leveraging the cloud-based analytical platform

Supported by Experts

When you start learning, you are not on your own. The programs are supported by an expert team