Now is an incredibly exciting time for you to participate in bioinformatic research, with new methods for generating and analyzing large genomic data sets emerging almost daily. As bioinformaticians, we need a large, comprehensive, current, established, well supported, open source, community developed collection of software to address our leading-edge needs. This presentation describes the _Bioconductor_ project, providing exactly these resources for the _R_ bioinformatics community. We’ll learn a little about the history, philosophy, and approach of the _Bioconductor_ project. We then walk through essential steps in getting started with _Bioconductor_, tackling real analytic challenges, and contributing to the _Bioconductor_ community. With luck, the presentation will inspire and empower you to tackle new and innovative challenges in your own bioinformatic research.
Director, R/Bioconductor Project, Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Martin earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Botany at the University of Toronto. Martin’s PhD studies at the University of Chicago involved the evolutionary consequences of frequency-dependent selection, and of multilocus deleterious mutation. Martin is currently at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo.
Martin leads the core team that maintains the Bioconductor project. He is the author of many Bioconductor packages and a renowned biostatistican.